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Activism 101: DISABILITY ADVOCACY

The Activist's Toolkit

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EPIC LEADERS

EPIC, Boston, Youth with disabilities, community service, youth leadership, service warriors, inclusion, disability, Boston Serve

Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) prepares young people with disabilities to be actively engaged community leaders through education, leadership development and community service. EPIC’s vision is for young people with disabilities transitioning into adulthood to be empowered to embrace their abilities and leadership skills, in order to achieve their goals for gainful employment, higher education and to live healthy lifestyles.

MASS ADVOCATES STANDING STRONG

MASS is a state-wide, self-advocacy organization run for and by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our board, our presenters, and many of our staff members are all individuals with disabilities. Our Mission is to empower self-advocates through education so we make choices that improve and enrich our lives.

THE ARC MASSACHUSETTS

The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families. We fulfill this through advocacy for community supports and services that foster social inclusion, self-determination, and equity across all aspects of society.