Advocacy 101

Preparing, empowering and supporting individuals with disabilities.

Advocacy 101

This page is full of resources designed to help those that are new to advocacy! There are easy to use sample letters that you can download and fill out with your own information. A personal letter is one of the most powerful tools you can use to advocate to a policy maker. It needs to be your own story and your own viewpoint.

The people who are elected into public service seek office because they want to make a positive change - just like you. They are concerned with many things and often do not have in-depth knowledge about people with disabilities. Most times though, whether they are Democrats or Republicans, they do care about people with disabilities and want them to get good supports in their home communities. As an advocate, you can help them learn a lot more about what good supports are and how they can assure that people with disabilities receive them.

How to Effectively Advocate
Find Your Elected Official
Tips on Writing a Good Letter to Your Representative

Sample Letters to Legislators

For Self-Advocates
For Families
For Direct Support Professionals and other staff