People First of California
People First of California envisions all people with disabilities will have the opportunity to gain empowerment through UNITY and respect for each other. Advocates training advocates, People First of California trains, informs, and supports all people with developmental disabilities to help their peers learn to speak for themselves, know their rights and responsibilities and to make decisions and solve problems
A Consumer’s Guide to The Lanterman Act
An easily understood guide to the supports and protections afforded individuals with Disabilities in California.
Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)
Self Advocacy and Beyond provides resources and support to individuals with disabilities.
California Department of Rehabilitation
Employment and Independent Living for Californians with Disabilities since 1963. In partnership with consumers and other stakeholder to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individual with disabilities.
TASH Connections – Special Issue on Self-Advocacy
Founded in 1975, TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy.
TASH – Our Voices: Self-Advocate Leadership in Inclusion Advocacy
TASH emphasizes the importance of supporting people with disabilities in leadership roles in fighting for disability rights.
NDSS – Self-Advocacy
The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down Syndrome. https://www.ndss.org/self-advocacy/
NDSC – Self-Advocates
Reshaping the way people understand and experience Down Syndrome. https://www.ndsccenter.org/political-advocacy/self-advocates
NDSC – Self Advocate Council
Formed in 2006, the SAC is a team of self -advocate voices on issues of national and local discrimination.
NDSC – Advocacy Toolkit for Self-Advocates
Providing helpful tools and advice to self-advocates
TACA – Teens With ASD: Self Advocacy and Self-Esteem
“The autism journey is not an easy one. It’s a marathon, not a sprint; so take each minute, hour, or day, one at a time.”
RCOC- Self-Determination Program
RCOC works with a network of community-based partners to ensure that all the support and services they need are provided to the people served.
The Self-Determination Program provides individuals and their families more freedom and control in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan. Self-Determination Program Local Advisory Committee | Regional Center of Orange County (rcocdd.com)
The RCOC helps walk you through the steps of achieving dreams and goals by providing information and webinars to guide you on the journey.