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Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites
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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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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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