Introduction

A young man using a wheelchair and communication device talks with a female legislator as his peers watch.

The First Step

What is Advocacy?

In order to make a difference in the supports and services that people with disabilities receive in Indiana and beyond, you need to become an effective advocate. Your voice, joined with that of many other people can make a change in the local community, in the state, and throughout the country.

There has been much progress since Stone Belt started in the 1950s, thanks to advocacy efforts on everyone’s behalf. Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities means getting active and voicing concerns and proposals to the people in government who make the laws and determine the funding for supports and services.

"Advocacy" can mean many things, but in general, it refers to taking action. Advocacy simply involves speaking and acting on behalf of yourself or others. With your help, we can ensure the brightest future for individuals with disabilities and the people that support them.

Join Our Advocacy Team

If you want to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities by advocating for their rights at the local, state, and federal levels of government, join our advocacy mailing list for updates, news and calls to action.
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