GMSA is a strong organization because it is run by and for self-advocates. We have created resources and training materials that should only be presented by people with developmental disabilities. We encourage staff, teachers, parents, and allies to support self-advocates in teaching this material. However, our resources and trainings cannot be presented or used without self-advocates leading the way. If you have questions, contact us! We are happy to help you learn how to support people with developmental disabilities to use these resources.
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After a student turns 18, who gets to make decisions about their education? When a student turns 18 they get to make their own decisions. This includes school decisions. But, sometimes a student with a disability has difficulty making decisions.…View Resource
After a person turns 18, who gets to make decisions about how they spend and save money? When a person turns 18, they get to make their own decisions about their money. But, sometimes a person with a disability has…View Resource
Person-centered planning helps people talk about their dreams and goals. It helps you think about what a good life means for you. Here are resources from training facilitated by Ruthie Beckwith from Tennessee in collaboration with Green Mountain Self-Advocates. Part…View Resource
¿Qué es una vacuna? ¿Qué debe saber sobre la vacuna para COVID-19? Haga clic aquí para obtener el folleto. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 en español. Many thanks to Juliana Huerena and George Garcia from Southwest…View Resource
Disability groups need to welcome and include all people. This is a tool to help your group be more culturally competent. Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of skills. These skills help your group work effectively with people from any…View Resource
This 4-page booklet was created by and for people with intellectual disabilities. It is written in plain language. It includes basic information people need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. This booklet was created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates in partnership…View Resource
This resource is a handout. It is a list of words used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities. There is a description for each term written in plain language.View Resource
El coronavirus o COVID-19 cambiará nuestras vidas en muchos aspectos por un tiempo. A partir del 9 de marzo de 2020, Green Mountain Self-Advocates ha coorganizado 3 reuniones de zoom por semana para y por personas con discapacidades intelectuales y…View Resource
OSHA means the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This government office makes rules to keep people safe and healthy at work. OSHA has rules that will protect workers from COVID-19. This booklet uses plain language to describe many of those…View Resource
This resource is a plain language booklet about anti-Black racism, police violence, and what you can do to stop it. There is a lot to know about racism and police violence. We can’t talk about everything in this short booklet.…View Resource