NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Advocacy

Advocacy may be defined as the act or process of supporting something, such as a person, cause, or policy, and to act as an advocate for someone. Due to various barriers, people with disabilities may need to advocate for themselves so that they can live independently, participate in the community, and have access to education, employment, assistive technology (AT), healthcare, and the services that they need, among others. Families also may advocate for their loved ones with disabilities. Service providers, social workers, and organizations may advocate for people with disabilities, as well. Advocacy may lead to new interventions or technology, improved physical or program access, greater economic opportunity, and even new laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities. For example, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which just celebrated its 32nd anniversary, came about because people with disabilities and their allies advocated and fought for their rights.

NARIC’s information specialists are often asked for resources and information from people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and service providers related to advocacy, including advocacy organizations in their area, self-advocacy and what that entails, and how to advocate for others, among other topics. This month, we are highlighting evidence-based consumer products from the NIDILRR community for self-advocates with disabilities, their families, and service providers, which may include guides, calendars, factsheets, and more.

Below, you will find just a few examples of evidence-based consumer products on advocacy produced by the NIDILRR community:

To learn more about these and other products from the NIDILRR community, contact NARIC’s information specialists.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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3 Responses to NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Advocacy

  1. Pingback: [WEB] NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Advocacy | TBI Rehabilitation

  2. mpgarcia says:

    Thank you so much for reblogging this!

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