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 story. It is a part of GMSA’s “Hire Up!” Training. Abby Laframboise shares her employment history. A timeline is listed after her story. There are questions that make you think about what you can learn from…View Resource
This resource is a blog post. Max Barrows talks about what he learned in high school about sexuality. He compares that with a sexuality class he took later for students with disabilities. In this class, he learned that sexuality is…View Resource
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