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Lifting Your Voice Through Leadership and Advocacy: Building Community Capacity Through Training and Education

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

The expression, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” has been a message often voiced by the disability rights movement to be involved in decisions that affect the lives of people with disabilities (Charlton, 1998). In order to make this expression a reality, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, along with other national organizations, has placed a focus on increasing leadership and advocacy efforts on the part of individuals with the “lived experience” of disability within and beyond its network. The COCA has assisted AUCD in supporting and enhancing disability leadership and advocacy efforts in the state and localities. In order to further promote leadership primarily on the part of individuals with disabilities but also family members in the network, COCA completed a national survey on AUCD network advocacy activities, researched advocacy focused programs in the network and offered recommendations to the AUCD Leadership and Network.

A Webinar from AUCD’s Community Education and Dissemination Council (CEDC)

Webinar Descriptions:

Learn about AUCD network programs that are utilizing the talents of people with disabilities and family members as community educators to deliver community education opportunities for increasing leadership capacity.

Be provided specific recommendations to increase people with disabilities and family in community education efforts in network programs.

Be introduced to the most recent COCA Paper, “Nothing About Us Without Us: Increasing Leadership Opportunities Through Advocacy for People with Disabilities.”

Change starts with compassion and end with taking action . . . make your difference in the world.