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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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What the Words Mean – A Basic List of LGBTQ Words

Thomas Caswell is a self-advocate from Vermont and is a 2018-2019 SARTAC Fellow. Thomas’ project created resources for youth and adults with developmental disabilities coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual. He also researched and is recommending other resources geared…

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Video – Dignity of Risk

This resource is a video. People with developmental disabilities have the right to dignity of risk. Max Barrows from Green Mountain Self-Advocates describes the concept of dignity of risk.

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Video – Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

This resource is a video. People with developmental disabilities from Green Mountain Self-Advocates describe self-advocacy and self-determination.

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Video – Inclusion of People with Developmental Disability

This resources is a video. Disability Rights advocates from Green Mountain Self-Advocates describe the importance of inclusion.

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Video – Nothing About Us Without Us

This resource is a video. Max Barrows, Outreach Director of Green Mountain Self-Advocates describes “Nothing About Us Without Us” the motto of the self-advocacy movement.

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Video – Life History of Raymond Gordon

This resource is a video. Raymond is a youth leader in the self-advocacy movement. He shares his story of being the first in his family to graduate from public high school, going to college, and his experiences with employment.

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Getting Your Board To Raise Money

In this webinar (by Andy Robinson, hosted by Green Mountain Self-Advocates), we’ll discuss the reasons why it is important for your board members to raise money. We will outline strategies to turn things around. Redefining fundraising: It’s not just asking…

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Video – Kris Medina’s Life History

This resource is a video. Kris Medina tells us about himself and what he would like others to know about living with autism.

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Video – The Power of David Frye

This resource is a video. David Frye is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ community for people with disabilities, and advocates for their rights. David started the first support group for LGBTQ and his efforts have been recognized with numerous awards…

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Video – Meghan Lamoureux’ Life History

This resource is a video. Meghan is a young woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a young child. Learn about her life and journey to becoming her own legal guardian.

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