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“None of Us Want to Stand Still” Documentary

None of Us Want to Stand Still” is a documentary made in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The documentary shines a light onto the reality of how poorly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are treated in the healthcare system. The film gives voice to …

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Sproutflix – Custom Design Your Own Film Festival

Homepage Source: Sproutflix Sproutflix hosts the largest and most diverse assortment of films featuring people with I/DD on the marketplace. An ever growing select collection of over 250 artistic and personal films that entertain, enlighten and touch the heart.   Sproutflix is programmed and supported by Sprout, a NYC-based nonprofit organization founded in 1979, dedicated to bringing innovative programming …

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Home – Self Advocacy Info

Your one-stop resource for organizing and supporting self advocacy groups How can we help your self advocacy group? FEATURED RESOURCES The mission of Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership. Source: Home – Self Advocacy Info The …

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ASAN Releases Plain-Language Medicaid Toolkit

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce …

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Self-Directed Care May Help People with Serious Mental Illness Take an Active Role in Their Recovery

Source: National Rehabilitation Information Center | Information for Independence Serious mental illnesses (SMI) are conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. People with serious mental illness often receive traditional mental health services funded by Medicaid, such as medications or psychotherapy. These services may help reduce SMI symptoms, but they may not be effective enough to …

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Civic Engagement Toolbox For Self-Advocates | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups.This new wave of political advocacy is incredible. And people with disabilities need to be …

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Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities

Source: Disability Stigma and Your Patients | Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging With Physical Disabilities For people with disabilities, stigma can be a major barrier to participation. Stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities can also affect relationships between patients and providers. However, health care providers can be allies with their patients and help reduce the impact …

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National Goals Conference: Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Setting a National Agenda for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Research, Practice, and Policy In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify …

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