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2023 Self Advocate Discussion Series

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  • More Self-Advocate Leaders and Presenters
  • More engaging PPT and video content
  • Month-to-month topics are current and important to you!
  • Community event announcements for self-advocate involvement in your community.

Facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator and NCCDD self-advocate members, the Self-Advocate Discussion Series aims to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council emphasizes the value of people with disabilities building and maintaining relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging connections and a network among NC self-advocates. The webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of the month. Register below!

Join us! Spend time with others with common interests, develop your personal story to be goal and topic-oriented, and become part of the NCCDD community!

The webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm EDT. Register below!

  • January 18Register here!
  • February 15 - Register here!
  • March 15 - Register here!
  • April 19 - Register here!
  • SPECIAL EDITION - May 30 - Register here! (This session has been moved to Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm!)
    • Relationships: Building, maintenance, and in personal relationships, transitioning from friend to partner. In May the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a special edition of the Self-Advocate Discussion Series on personal relationships. On Tuesday,  May 30th from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Katherine McLaughlin of Elevatus Training will lead discussion about self-advocates better understanding the importance of knowing different types of safe and meaningful relationships, how to develop relationships with decision-makers and among one another, and how to transition a friend into a partner. This session offers information to demonstrate that people with IDD have and need every-type of relationship. Register here for this very special one-time event as spots are limited. Register soon!

Watch the previous discussion series. More to be added soon! 


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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