Stand Up and Be Heard

Current News –Parents take action on behalf of adults with disabilities.  http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/parents-lawsuit-blames-state-for-shortage-of-group-homes-20160913

Learn how and what to say to legislators, the media and others who can influence legislation and policy.

  • You are your best advocate! – The best advocacy is accomplished when a real story, with examples of your needs, can be told against the backdrop of the larger issues. For example, if your child is an adult for whom a residential placement is necessary, you need to be able to tell your story and tie your individual message into the larger needs across the State. In this section, you will learn how to educate legislators, the media, community leaders and others who can influence legislation and policy.