PEOPLE FIRST ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

Advocacy is an important piece to Independent Living. When you advocate for yourself or ask someone to advocate for you, it means that you are taking an active role in the decision-making process. This 8-week class is designed to help participants understand more about advocacy and how you can become more involved in the decision-making process.

Beginner:

What to Expect

This class will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Sessions are 1.5 hours in length. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8 weeks when attendance expectations have been achieved.

Topics Include

  • What is advocacy?
  • Self-advocacy and systems advocacy
  • Communication skills that promote advocacy
  • Ways to become more involved in your community

How to Get Started

Space is limited; therefore, registration is required, along with an informational intake. Contact James Clyde (517-999-7514) to sign-up for the next available session. We look forward to helping you on your path to greater independence.

*If individuals require assistance in order to fully participate, it is recommended that the participant bring a personal assistant, as one will not be provided.

Intermediate:

What to Expect

This class will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Sessions are 1.5 hours in length. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8 weeks when attendance expectations have been achieved.

Topics Include:

  • A more in-depth look into self-advocacy and systems advocacy
  • Educational information on legislation and relationships with Legislators
  • A review of specific communications that promote advocacy
  • Ways to become more involved in your community

How to Get Started

Space is limited; therefore, registration is required, along with an informational intake. Contact James Clyde (517-999-7514) to sign-up for the next available session. We look forward to helping you on your path to greater independence.

*If individuals require assistance in order to fully participate, it is recommended that the participant bring a personal assistant, as one will not be provided.

Advanced:

What to Expect

This class will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Sessions are 1.5 hours in length. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8 weeks when attendance expectations have been achieved.

Topics Include:

  • Review of current legislation with an emphasis on disability related concerns
  • Meetings with public figures
  • Additional ways to become more involved in the community

How to Get Started

Space is limited; therefore, registration is required, along with an informational intake. Contact James Clyde (517-999-7514) to sign-up for the next available session. We look forward to helping you on your path to greater independence.

*If individuals require assistance in order to fully participate, it is recommended that the participant bring a personal assistant, as one will not be provided.