Advocacy Training

Wonder What It Means To Be An Advocate?

AADD Hosts Free Advocacy Training Series Throughout State to Strengthen Disability Efforts

Updated 11.23.15

Do you feel confident asking for needed services?

Have you noticed unmet needs of persons with disabilities in your community?

Do you know how to voice your needs and concerns to policymakers?

Advocating for and with persons with disabilities can help:

  • Increase funding for research and evidence-based programs
  • Obtain needed education, employment and health services
  • Secure civil rights through the legislative and judicial process 
  • Influence local governments, businesses and organizations to provide the accommodations and supports needed for persons with disabilities to live independently and fully participate in community life

By working together we can make a greater impact that we can alone.

Get Prepared and Gain Confidence with AADD Advocacy Training

AADD is offering free, advocacy training throughout the state. Trainings will be held in Blue Ridge, Atlanta – South Fulton, Sandy Springs – North Fulton, Augusta, Rome, Savannah, and online through a series of webinars in early 2016. For dates, times and details visit www.AADD.org/RSVP.

Additional Ways to Get Involved:

  • Apply to the Partners in Policymaking program which provides more intensive training on becoming an advocate.
  • Become familiar with the key legislative issues that will need support this coming session.
  • Connect with your elected officials so you can urge them to support funding and policies that help children and families. With only a few seconds of your time, you can have an impact on policy decisions that will last a lifetime. Start building a relationship now.
  • Follow AADD on Facebook and Twitter!
  • Sign up for AADD’s Advocacy alerts

It’s time to make your voice be heard!

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