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Self-Advocacy Online

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

The Arc

Description

This website provides a directory of self-advocacy groups by state and/or zip code. Contact information and a description of products and services offered as well as the mission statement is listed for each program.

This website also contains many stories from self-advocates, as well as a section to help individuals learn about self-advocacy. 

A toolkit that provides easy-to-use tips and strategies to help individuals find, choose and keep high quality direct support professionals is also provided.

Publications

Websites


Categories

AdvocacyCommunication SkillsCommunity CareCommunity Living ProgramsCultural Awareness/CompetencyDating and RelationshipsHygiene/Self CareInformation and ReferralLife Skill DevelopmentLife TransitionsMoney ManagementRecreation/Clubs/SportsSelf-AdvocacySelf-Directed CareSocial Skill DevelopmentTransition PlanningTransitions to AdulthoodTransportation

Related Terms

independenceindependentself advocacyself advocate
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Hotlines

In an Emergency, Call 911

Looking for help in
non-emergency situations?

Call 211 or
Call 311 in New York City

NY Connects
1-800-342-9871

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
1-855-373-2123 TTD/TTY

Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council