I vote because I like to choose my candidate

I Vote Because

This October the St. Louis Arc is joining other organizations in sharing the importance of voting in the November mid-term elections. Organizations around the nation are asking people to complete the statement “I vote because…”. Ann Mangelsdorf, assistant director of Family Support and Advocacy shares “it’s fun and inspiring to see what motivates people to…

Make Your Voice Heard in 2018

The start of a new year brings a fresh perspective to many, and new opportunities to initiate change. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the potential in the year to come.  As we reflect on 2017, we see a year that provided self-advocates and their allies many…

Advocacy making your voice heard

Advocacy Isn’t Just for Professionals

What is Everyday Advocacy? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines advocacy as “to support or argue for or plead in favor of”. Being able to advocate for a cause or for oneself is important if we want or need to get the responses we desire. Many people think of advocacy as only legislative advocacy, but it is so…