Self –Advocacy

The People First and ALLY ToastmastersCome To People First

Click For a Flyer with the 2017 dates   2017-Flyer.pdf
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: The second Thursday of every month it from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Feel free to join us for any meeting. No RSVP is needed and everyone is welcome to participate in this fun social and educational opportunity.

Lucy Beadnell
Director of Advocacy
703-208-1119 x116

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 yp1st

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.

Click here for the 2017 Flyer with session dates
WHERE: 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22042
Dates for 2017:
January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May  9
June 13
July 11
No August Meeting
September 10
October 11
November 14
December 12

Diane Monnig
Transition Program Manager
703-208-1119 Ext # 118