Resources for Self Advocates

Self-advocates' stories and voices are powerful. They provide experience, knowledge, and expertise for organizations and agencies to effectively support the needs of individuals with IDD.

Visit Special Olympics Health to discover the importance of self-advocates and to see self-advocacy in action.

Share Your Story

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The institute is looking for:

  • Self-advocates to share their hospital and health care experiences
  • Self-advocates interested in providing feedback on educational projects

Individuals who participate in our Self-Advocacy program will be compensated for their time.

If you’re interested in our self-advocacy program, fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch with more information.