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Advocacy Program 2017-05-23T23:08:17+00:00

ADVOCACY PROGRAM

For parents of children & youth with special needs, and adults with special needs

Program Coordinator: Darya Farivar

Email: daryaf@multiculturalfamilies.org

Phone: 253-457-5064

The Advocacy program promotes local leadership from within communities of color and persons with disabilities in King County. The program supports and educate individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, and others, trains families in advocacy, empowers individuals, develops capacity throughout the state, and develops new leadership in the developmental disabilities movement.

Session topics include:
What is people first language and advocacy?
History of disability
Self-determination and self-advocacy
Community based and basic civics
Systems advocacy
Legislation in action with a trip to Olympia
Special Education
Government services
Attendance at a Legislative Forum on Developmental Disabilities