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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Tips from Green Mountain Self-Advocates on ways to welcome youth into the self-advocacy movement.View Resource
This resource explains how to discuss preparing for emergencies with your self-advocacy group Signing up for Emergency Alerts in your state Making a list of contact information to use during an emergency Talking to people in your life & planning…View Resource
GMSA teamed up with partners to make a booklet about ableism and violence. We wrote it for people with disabilities to understand ableism. Ableism may be a new word to many people. Often we hear people use academic words to…View Resource
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