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Self-Advocacy Resources: Southeast Region

Self-Advocacy Resources: Southeast Region

ACT: Center for Disability Leadership

act@selfadvocacy.org
651.641.0297

Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a nonprofit based in St. Paul, organized by and for people with disabilities with a focus on empowering self-advocates. They offer the following opportunities for learning and connecting with other self-advocates:

  • Coffee Chat Check-Ins
  • Disability Equality Training Series (DETS)
  • Disability Power Day
  • Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM)
  • Side-by-Side People’s Chorus

The Arc Minnesota

info@arcminnesota.org
833.450.1494

The Arc Minnesota promotes inclusion for people with disabilities so they are able to fully participate in their communities. For self-advocates, they offer a variety of events, training and advocacy opportunities:

  • Capitol Connector
  • Education Opportunities
  • Local Self-Advocacy Events
  • Self-Advocacy Training
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Hammer

maryg@hammer.org
952.473.1261

Hammer strives to provide quality services for adults with disabilities so that they may live their lives to the fullest. To keep informed on legislation and advocate for home and community-based services for people with disabilities, Hammer offers the following:

  • Find Your Representatives
  • Self-Advocate Stories
  • Sign-up to Receive Action Alerts

Partners in Policymaking

admin.dd@state.mn.us

Partners in Policymaking, created by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, offers a free, on-demand online curriculum of five courses on key issues affecting people with disabilities. The courses available are:

  • Partners in Living
  • Partners in Time
  • Partners in Education
  • Partners in Making Your Case
  • Partners in Employment

People First Aktion Club

info@lifemowercounty.org
507.433.8994

People First Aktion Club, a self-advocacy group of LIFE (Learning, Inclusion, Fun & Empowerment) of Mower County, encourages skill development of its members through the following opportunities:

  • Community Service
  • Disability Day at the Capitol
  • Fundraisers
  • Monthly meetings
  • Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM)

Self-Advocates Minnesota

pmitchell@selfadvocacy.org
651.641.0297

Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM) supports people with disabilities in participating in disability and human rights movements through advocacy and by providing technical assistance to other self-advocacy groups throughout Minnesota. There are six regional groups across Minnesota who promote self-advocacy through:

  • Disability Equality Training Series
  • Minnesota State Self-Advocacy Conference
  • Online Community Groups
  • Online Self-Advocacy Classes

The Youth Legacy Foundation

bridgetsiljander@yahoo.com
612.293.7008

The Youth Legacy Foundation connects youth with disabilities with resources to encourage positive changes in the world. They support youth through:

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Volunteer service