BackgroundTCDD’s state plan includes objectives to provide leadership and advocacy skills to support individuals in creating systems change. Providing this type of training to self-advocates promotes:
- self-determination, and
- greater inclusion in community life for people with disabilities.
About the RFATCDD will fund one local self-advocacy organization for up to five years to provide leadership development and advocacy skills training. Self-advocates must take the lead and conduct the training, but training participants may include:
- individuals with disabilities,
- students with developmental disabilities (DD),
- individuals living in institutions,
- family members of people with disabilities, and
- other interested community members who do not fall into any of these categories.