Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities
Posted by Carolyn Martin on July 11th, 2017
Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites
developmental disabilities, resources, self-advocacy, youth
KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth and is a project of Family Voices. It is made up of teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need. Their activities include:
- Representing the voice of youth living with disabilities and chronic health conditions by speaking to policy makers at public events and hearing
- Educating our communities, including students, teachers and administrators at our schools; medical students and physicians; and federally funded cafe and agencies and state programs
- Serving as advisors to the over 40,000 members of Family Voices across the country and organizations and agencies interested in promoting youth involvement and leadership
KASA provides personal stories, resources on a variety of topics, a forum, and information in Spanish.
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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.
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