Easter Seals Central Texas — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training

Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training

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Easter Seals Central Texas
8505 Cross Park Drive Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754
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Project Director
Jolene Sanders

Project Period
September 1, 2016 — August 31, 2021

Project Objective
The project will provide an inclusive statewide advocacy and leadership training program focused on developing skills for individuals with developmental disabilities in becoming confident self-advocates involved in advocating for the issues that are important to them. The training will include a comprehensive curriculum of the history of the disability rights movement, self-determination, self-advocacy skills, and education on current and emerging issues facing the disability community. The leadership development and advocacy trainings will impact people with developmental disabilities by not only ensuring that they are aware of the issues, but that they are confident in themselves as advocates and leaders to meaningfully participate in advocacy opportunities. Easter Seals of Central Texas will work with other Texas Easter Seals affiliates, including affiliates representing rural areas, to ensure that these trainings are offered to a diverse population.

State Plan Goal 3
Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.

Geographic Reach

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Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training