We Are Self-Advocates
All people should be valued members of their community and exercise as much control over their own lives as possible. We are part of the Self Advocacy Association of New York State and the Hudson Valley Regional Self Advocacy Association. Our local chapter, named by the self-advocates is called Independent Familia.
Self Advocacy Activities
As participants in Open Doors, we decide on our areas of focus such as creating more employment opportunities, voting, and skill development to make our collective voices heard. We lobby in Albany, speak to outside groups, write letters to politicians, and raise money to support our activities. Richmond and its generous donors provide support, including transportation and staffing, so that we can attend regional and state meetings with other self-advocates to learn about issues and receive self-advocacy training.
To learn more, contact Jeffrey Greenberg at 914-471-4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.