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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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Testing At Home for Covid-19

Learn more about doing a Covid-19 test at home. It is also called a self-test. We will discuss when to do a test and how to get one. We will share videos and easy-to-use information. Click here for the handouts/slides

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How To Advocate for Yourself When Around People Who Are NOT Vaccinated

It can be hard to stand up for yourself when around someone who has not gotten or will not get their COVID-19 shot. Here are some tips on ways to advocate for your safety or find ways to stay safe…

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Getting a New Job

Are you looking to make a change in 2022? Presentation by self-advocates who are working a job they love. Get tips on how to find a job and get the support you need to make it happen. Click here to…

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Omicron COVID-19 Update

GMSA shared the latest Omicron information. The information shared was easy to understand and great to share with other people with disabilities. GMSA also touched on the importance of: Testing For Covid (slides 4 – 8) What To Do If…

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How To Be A Self-Advocate Consultant

GMSA created this booklet on how to work as a professional advocate. We explain: How much should you charge to speak? How do you figure out the time you need to prepare? How will it impact my benefits?

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Supported Decision Making: How is it the same or different than Alternatives to Guardianship?

GMSA created this resource to explain alternatives to guardianship and why they are important. 1) Why Guardianship Should Be The Last Resort 2) Supported Decision Making 3) Alternatives To Guardianship

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Connecting Youth to Self-Advocacy Groups

Tips from Green Mountain Self-Advocates on ways to welcome youth into the self-advocacy movement.

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Preparing for Emergencies

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…

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A Plain Language Guide About Ableism & Violence

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…

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Information for STUDENTS and FAMILIES About Alternatives To Guardianship For Education Decisions

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.…

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