Self-Advocacy


People First and ALLY Toastmasters

WHAT is People First and the A Life Like Yours Toastmasters?:  People First is an advocacy organization designed for and run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was started in the 1990’s and we keep that momentum going strong by inviting people of all abilities to join us and learn about advocacy priorities that affect them. A Life Like Yours Toastmasters is an adapted Toastmasters public speaking club that meets in combination with People First. During the Toastmasters portion of our meetings, we focus on learning about how to be good public speakers and helping others do the same.

 

 

WHEN:  Third Thursday of the month, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

 

WHERE:  During the coronavirus crisis, People First and ALLY Toastmasters will meet live, online, using Zoom meetings.

 

WHY Join?  It’s a great opportunity to learn how to speak up for yourself and others and to socialize. If you’ve ever wanted to feel more informed and empowered, this is the group for you!

HOW do I get involved?  Click the button below to request an invitation.  Group facilitator Lucy Beadnell will email the Zoom meeting link to all participants prior to the meeting.

 

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Questions?  Contact Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advoacy, at 703-208-1119 ext. 116 or email lucy.beadnell@thearcofnova.org.


people first for young adults

People First for Young Adults

People First for Young Adults is a social and self-advocacy group for youth with disabilities ages 14-26. The goal of the group is to help individuals with disabilities understand the importance of self-advocacy and empower them to speak out for themselves. Youth practice public speaking skills, plan social outings, learn from guest speakers on topics of life skills and advocacy, and projects to enhance social skills.

 

WHEN: The Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:   During the coronavirus crisis, People First For Young Adults WILL MEET live, online using Zoom meetings.

 

WHY Join?  It’s a great opportunity to learn how to speak up for yourself and others and to socialize with other young adults. This is a great way to feel part of a group, even while social distancing for safety.

 

HOW do I get involved?  Click the button below to request an invitation.  Group facilitator Diane Monnig will email the Zoom meeting link to all participants prior to the meeting.

 

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Questions?  Contact Diane Monnig, Transition Program Manager, at 703-208-1119 ext 118 or email diane.monnig@thearcofnova.org.

 


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