Welcome to the Allies in Self-Advocacy Website!
In 2011-2012, The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) funded self-advocacy summit and leadership gatherings of self-advocates and partners to gather information around self-advocacy activities and policies in each of the 56 U.S. states and territories. The goal was to learn what each state was doing around self-advocacy, help each state develop and present a state plan to strengthen their activities around this area, and develop national policy recommendations for AIDD and its partnering organizations. Overall, the purpose was to strengthen and enhance self-advocacy efforts in the states and nationally. Progress has continued beyond the summits, and all are welcome to join the ongoing efforts and conversations.
New Funders Toolkit
This tool kit is designed to help funders who are interested in funding self-advocates and self-advocacy organizations to have a better understanding of how to work best with people with disabilities, and make sure their needs are met throughout the grant process. This toolkit is the result of needs that were identified by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) while providing technical assistance for a self-advocacy pilot grant project that was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). View Funders Toolkit
Archived Webinar: Post-Self-Advocacy Summits Webinar: Youth & Self- Advocacy
In 2011 and 2012, self-advocacy summits were held all over the US. These summits gave state teams the chance to set statewide goals on self-advocacy. Many state teams created goals that talked about getting young people with disabilities involved in self-advocacy activities. This webinar will assist statewide teams, organizations and individuals in empowering young people with disabilities to become self-advocates. It may seem hard to get young people involved in self-advocacy, but it’s not impossible!
Archived NCEDC Webinar: Self- Advocacy Online & Research Translation: Fuller Participation for Individual with ID/DD
Self-Advocacy Online is an educational and networking website for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a place to find accessible information on current topics in self-advocacy. Key areas of the site include a listing of self-advocacy groups, a video story wall, an online learning center, and research studies translated into accessible documents.
Archived Webinar: Transportation
Helping people get transportation to and from where they want to go to, was a major theme that came out of the self-advocacy summits, and it is still a big issue today. West Virginia, New Mexico and Maine have been working on transportation, since the summits. Presenters talked about what they have been working on in the area of transportation.
- Transit Planning 4 All
- Easter Seals Project ACTION
- Driving to Independence
- NM Adaptive Driving Program
Self-Advocacy Organizational Development Grantees Announced
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is pleased to announce the successful Self-Advocacy Organizational Development Mini-Grantees, funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).
AUCD received a total of 41 applications from self-advocacy groups representing a significant number of states and territories across the country. Applications were received from 24 self-advocacy groups interested in obtaining 501(c)3 status (Group A), and 17 self-advocacy groups interested in providing peer-to-peer technical assistance (Group B). Completed applications were scored by peer review panels that included 2 DD Network members (UCEDD, DD Council, or P&A staff), and at least 1 self-advocate. Applicants receiving the highest scores among each group (A and B) are awarded the mini-grants. Congratulations to the following Self-Advocacy Organizational Development Grantees!
Grant “A” Grantees: Awarded $5,000 each
- Arkansas People First - North Little Rock, AR
- Self-Advocates United as 1 - Greenville, PA
- Voices of Virginia - Richmond, VA
- Autistic Self-Advocacy Network – Portland Chapter - Portland, OR
- New Mexico Allies for Advocacy - Albuquerque, NM
Grant “B” Grantees: Awarded $30,000 each
- Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered - USA
- Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition - Denver, CO
- Peer Action Disability Support - Iowa City, IA
This website was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through technical assistance contract #Contract #HHSP23320110016YC. The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.