DSACT Free Advocacy Training


When:
January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2017-01-28T11:00:00-06:00
2017-01-28T13:00:00-06:00
Where:
AGE Building
3710 Cedar St
Austin
TX 78705
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chris Masey

Advocacy 201 – Saturday – January 28th, 2017 11:00 – 1:00 AGE Building

In two hours members of the DS ACT Advocacy Committee (and invited guests) will provide a basic understanding of our State’s legislative process and how to interact directly with decisionmakers.

We will focus on how to create positive change by sharing your lived experiences with decisionmakers in order to make Texas a better place to live for people with Down syndrome.  Parents of children with other disabilities are also welcome to attend.

Topics Include:
What is Advocacy?
At home, on the phone and in person
The Texas Legislative Process
How to educate decisionmakers
Current Issues
Scenarios/roleplaying

At the conclusion of this session, parent and self-advocates should be able to join in organized efforts to speak to local, county, school, and state officials.

Please contact Chris Masey (cmasey@gmail.com) to reserve a seat.

Feel free to bring the food or beverages of your choice.