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There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.
Hearing from constituents helps legislators make their decisions. Change in the past has been largely driven by advocates.
Get in touch with the King County Family Coalition or the Advocacy Program for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Find your local chapter of The Arc here!
A program led by people with I/DD that encourages and delivers practical support for self-advocates to participate in legislative activities, educates the community about people with I/DD and their challenges, and promotes the importance of employment for them.
King County Family Coalition (KCFC) is a program that mobilizes family members in King County to participate in legislative advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. They work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. Contact them for: Disability rights information; Technical assistance for disability issues; General information about legal rights; Strategies about how to become a stronger self-advocate; Information sheets on a wide range of subjects to empower individuals with disabilities to better advocate for themselves; Community education and training; and Legal services for disability rights violations.
People First of Washington is a self advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities. They believe that people with all kinds of (dis) ABILITIES have the right to be equal and respected citizens in our communities. ..we have the right to work, live, have fun, make friends, take risks, and learn to speak up for ourselves. People have the right to make their OWN informed choices.
An advocacy group that is bringing awareness to the importance of schools and classrooms becoming places of empowerment to support all students in acquiring and effectively using the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to navigate our complex social-emotional world, including school. The well-being and sustainability of our society depends on each of us using our emotions intelligently and it should not be the “luck of the draw” to happen to have a teacher or school that implements SEL.
The Washington C.A.P. is an advocacy program with the following services: Provides information about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) and Independent Living Programs (ILP’s). Explains your rights and responsibilities as an applicant or client of these rehabilitation agencies. Works to solve problems through negotiation. Offers information about the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Offers information about social security benefits. Offers individualized advocacy services including assistance with administrative proceedings.