What is Self-Advocacy?
Self-Advocacy refers to individuals advocating for themselves versus having someone else speak for them; and in the larger context describes a grassroots civil rights movement where individuals participate on their own and within self-advocate run organizations or associations in a variety of activities designed to influence public policy and practice as it relates to equal opportunity. (Source: FL SAND)
|Hillsborough Pinellas||Down Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay||
The Down Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay works to empower parents, dispel myths about Down syndrome, and create communities of awareness and opportunities of inclusion.
|State-wide||Autism Florida||The Autism Society of Florida is a statewide organization that supports individuals with autism, their families, and caregivers.|
|State-wide||Florida Self-Advocates Network’D||FL SAND is an independent self-advocacy movement that has come together to form a statewide support network. Their website provides a listing of regional groups.|
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