Building Self-Determination and Advocacy

Florida Self-Advocates Network'D (FLSAND) and Local Grassroots Groups  www.flsand.org

Florida Self-Advocates Network'D (FL SAND) is a statewide association of self-advocates led by self-advocates that exists to support advocacy efforts at the local and grassroots level, and to provide a united voice for statewide issues and topics that are important to self-advocates and all persons with disabilities in Florida. Florida SAND is a 501(c)(3) organization, currently supported by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council.

Florida Self-Advocacy Alliance (FSAA) www.fsacentral.org

Florida Self-Advocacy Central is administered under Florida SAND as the state’s go-to source for news and information related to self-advocacy. FSACentral is a bridge connecting all self-advocates with vital communication, education, and events intended to encourage and support them, their families, and all persons with disabilities across the state of Florida.

Partners In Policymaking (PIP)  www.fddc.org/about/partners-in-policymaking  

The purpose is to conduct outreach activities and trainings to promote self-determination for unserved and underserved Floridians with Developmental Disabilities in 3 areas of the state. Those targeted include individuals in rural areas, minorities and/or Spanish-speaking individuals, and those for whom English is a second language. Based on the needs assessment, training materials will be developed to promote self-determination, self-advocacy and independence.

Project SALT (Self-Advocates Leadership Training ) - Coming Soon! 

The Project SALT curriculum and train-the-trainer guide were developed, piloted, and implemented with the intended outcome of training self-advocates to train other individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become leaders. The training addresses self-determination disability issues and education of public policymakers. The curriculum and train-the-trainer guides have been completed and will soon be available for broader use.

The Route to Self-Determination - Coming Soon!   

The Route to Self-Determination currently consists of a curriculum and train-the-trainer materials developed over three years for the purposes of teaching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities basic self-determination skills. Trainings have been held in various locations around the state, including targeted trainings for individuals in rural areas, minorities, Spanish-speaking individuals, and individuals for whom English is a second language. An online module is currently under development to make the training materials and curriculum more widely available for state-wide use.

 

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