May 19, 2022
2022 Virtual Community Summit: Our Voices Matter - Self-Advocacy in Washington
What have the voices of Self-Advocates done to shape our communities? What can you do as an individual to advocate for the changes that are important to you? In this session of the Community Summit, moderators Shawn Latham and Mike Gantala, from Allies in Advocacy, lead a panel of self-advocates from the state of Washington. Join the panel as we look at ways we can better lift up the voices of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From getting involved at the local level to being a part of state-wide entities, Self-Advocate panelists will share stories about how they have lead the way in bringing about positive changes in our communities and state systems. Panelists will also share their advice for the next generation of advocates, and offer suggestions and insights on how allies can assist. Finally, panelists will look at what the future holds for the Self-Advocacy Movement.