Advocacy opportunities enlist the voices and engage the hearts of individuals and families who yearn for solutions, relief, services, supports, and comfort. They are by nature grassroots, offering a vehicle for anyone with any background to be involved in advocacy. Advocacy should always empower individuals and families to take needed action and make their aggregate voices heard.
People with intellectual and physical challenges have the ability to deliver deeply personal and immensely valuable messages. Without question, their testimony and individual stories have the power to educate and engage legislators and public officials. However, they cannot do it alone. Due to a national health care crisis and state funding shortfalls, there are daunting legislative challenges which need to be addressed. Therefore, help is needed from parents, family members, loved ones, friends and community activists alike. Please subscribe to our Advocacy Hotline. For those in Florida*, the hotline will help keep you informed on the latest legislative issues impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and how you can help make a difference in the lives of others.
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