Advocating for myself changes things for me, but advocating together changes things for everyone.
The Arkansas Alliance for Disability Advocacy (The Alliance) educates and empowers disability advocates, builds awareness about the issues people with disabilities face every day, and fosters collaboration between advocacy programs to give self-advocates, peer advocates, parent advocates, and legislative leaders the tools they need to be active participants in the disability rights movement.
The Alliance provides oversight, administrative support, and technical assistance to three advocacy projects:
Resources from the Alliance
IEP and The Power of Three: You, Your Child, Your Knowledge
Learn more about the special education system and your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Advocacy Corner with the Alliance
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We Should Talk
We Should Talk is the new podcast hosted by Arkansas Alliance for Disability Advocacy with Ally Thomlinson in conversation with special guests who have something to say about the big issues impacting the disability community every day.
We are talking independence, employment, safety, discrimination and so much more. We should talk about it, and you should hear-
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How will the Alliance help me be a better advocate?
We’re working to make Arkansas a place where every person is fully included in the life of their communities. People with disabilities have the tools and the freedom to live life on their own terms. And policymakers hear and understand the needs of Arkansans with disabilities.
The Alliance trains self-advocates, family members, and supporters in leadership, voting, and public policy advocacy, so that they can participate fully in making the decisions that affect their lives. The disability rights movement needs YOU!
When we speak together, our voices are louder. When we work together, we cover more ground.
Funding for the described programs and this publication provided under Public Law 106-402 as administered by the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities for the State of Arkansas.
Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the GCDD.