Preparing, empowering and supporting individuals with disabilities.

Introduction to 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 1950’s, 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.