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: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our group is not meeting at this time. We miss everyone and look forward to getting back together when the current crisis is over.
Director of Advocacy
WHERE: The Arc of Northern Virginia’s office, 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22042 (Give the city as “Vienna” for Metro Access)
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?: Feel free to show up to any meeting! Everyone is welcome without an RSVP. The group is 100% free for all participants. Contact Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy, for more questions. Contact Lucy , Phone: 703-208-1119 x116.
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., Please contact the coordinator if you plan to attend.
WHERE: During the coronavirus crisis, People First For Young Adults WILL MEET live, online using Zoom meetings. If you would like to participate in the next meeting, please contact Diane Monnig at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Zoom Meeting Invitation.
Transition Program Manager
703-208-1119 Ext # 118