Do you want to connect with a individual with a disability for expertise in navigating the services system, obtain training and/or mentoring?
The Division of Developmental Disabilities created an advocacy specialist position in each regional office. This move was consistent with the Division's vision of increased participation of individuals and families in the service delivery system. Advocacy Specialists provide support to individuals and families, local community organizations, DMH and provider staff. Supports and services may include:
- Education about the rights and responsibilities as a Missourian with a disability.
- Training on self determination and self advocacy.
- Working with People First chapters and other advocacy organizations.
- Promoting awareness to community members, employers, service providers and schools.
In the News!
Lorie Perdieu (Kansas City): Accessible House (NBC - Action News)
Jeff Johnson (Central Missouri): People First Language Presentation for Journalism Students!