Related Links for Self-Advocates

The Riot! The Riot website is where you will find The Riot! newsletter, Jabbers and Space Race games, self-determination toolkits, and other services like Power Up to strengthen self-advocacy groups.  You can also see our online gallery called Spotlight Studios.

Who’s In Charge? A National Conversation: A series of three teleconferences hosted by The Riot at HSRI related to self advocacy.

Image of Playing Cards for GameJabbers Dreams ‘N Goals The object of this game is to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities think about their lives and develop goals.

Jabbers Gifts ‘N Giving This game helps self advocates think about their gifts and talents and how that they can share them with others.

Laptop that says Self-AdvocacySelf-Advocacy Online:  Created by the Research & Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, this website focuses on strengthening Self-Advocates with research, learning tools, and inspiration. You can find Self-Advocacy groups, view stories from Self-Advocates, learn about self-advocacy, and find news you can use.

Cents and Sensibility – A guide to Money Management for People with Disabilities:  The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) and Widener University developed Cents and Sensibility, a guide to money management specifically designed for people with disabilities. The guide covers the basics of personal finance, banking, and credit. The guide was highlighted in a recent Philadelphia Enquirer article. Cents and Sensibility may be downloaded free of charge (PDF) from PATF.

Advocacy ATLASAdvocacy ATLAS: Accessible Tools for Leadership and Advocacy Success: Genetic Alliance, in partnership with Family Voices and Parent to Parent USA, launched a new online resource for individuals with special healthcare needs and their families. The Advocacy ATLAS: Accessible Tools for Leadership and Advocacy Success, features over 250 tools and resources to help new and experienced advocates communicate their needs around services, support, and access.

your_vote_countsNational Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access: Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the national self advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities announced non-partisan materials and resources that are user friendly for everyone interested in the voting process. SABE’s National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access (NTAC) invites people who want to learn about voting to their website. Both new and experienced voters can select topics they are interested in learning about and resources to help them. We want organizations and groups to be able to support people with disabilities to become better informed about the importance of their vote and how to increase voting in their community.