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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This resource is a handout. It provides ways to respond and be supportive to people with disabilities who are coming out as LGBTQ. There are also quotes from people with developmental disabilities about coming out.View Resource
This resource is a blog post written by Thomas Caswell. He gives advice to people with disabilities about coming out. He provides an action plan to come out. He tells his own story about coming out to friends and family.View Resource
This resource is a blog post. Max Barrows shares the importance of persons with disabilities having real jobs with real pay. He explains why sheltered workshops are bad. He lists myths about sheltered workshops and explains why they are not…View Resource
This resource is a blog post. Kyle Moriarty talks about how cooking has made him be more independent. He describes his history with cooking and lists his favorite meals to cook. Kyle says that cooking helps him to achieve his…View Resource
This resource is a blog post. Maisie LaJeunesse explains that people with disabilities often experience bullying. She talks about the “R” word and why it is not okay to use it. She wishes for others to walk a day in…View Resource
This resource is a blog post. Max Barrows talks about how to prepare for an emergency as a person with Autism. He lists the disasters that happen in the U.S. He shares resources that help prepare persons with disabilities for…View Resource
This resource is a video. Because of the COVID-19 the government sent $1,200 to people all over the country. This money is called a Stimulus check. This video is for people with disabilities who get social security AND you have…View Resource
On June 9, 2020, the Office of Civil Rights made it clear that all people with disabilities are allowed to bring a supporter with them when in a hospital or a doctor’s office. This booklet describes how you can speak…View Resource
This resource is a video. Because of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus there are big changes in how hospitals and doctor’s offices work. They are not letting people visit patients. On June 9, 2020, the US Office of Civil Rights made…View Resource