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2018 Peer Power Self-Advocacy Summit

Peer Power is hosting its second annual Self-Advocacy Summit on September 29 and September 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to cordially invite all interested Self-Advocates to attend. There are limited seats available for this event so please register by the August 15th 2018 registration deadline.

Click here to register. Please insure you register any Direct Service Provider, parent or other person you need to accompany you to the Summit. You are not required to have an escort to attend however, you are allowed to have one accompany you if it is necessary for you to participate in the Summit.

Download and share Summit Flyer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or phone.

Thank you,
Ric Nelson MPA, BBA | Employment Program Coordinator I
Phone: 907-269-8989
Email: ric.nelson@alaska.gov

Peer Power is a non-profit peer organization for people who experience developmental or intellectual disabilities that educates, promotes, and advances the empowerment of self-advocates. The group helps self-advocates become empowered by working on issues such as employment, self-advocate mentoring, funding resources, and raising disability awareness throughout the community.

The group is comprised of elected board members, all of whom have an intellectual or developmental disability. The board members are also area regional representatives throughout the state of Alaska. Meetings are held monthly at the Governor's Council office, and via statewide teleconference.

Peer Power is supported by the Governor's Council in conjunction with the Center for Human Development, and the Disability Law Center.

Visit the Peer Power Facebook page.

To learn more, email Peer Power at Ric.Nelson@alaska.gov

Resources

People First Language. What words define you? The color of your skin or hair? Your age? Your weight? Of course not. When words alone define a person, the result is a label — a label that often reinforces barriers created by negative and stereotypical attitudes. Every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

 

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