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Self-Advocate Advisory Council

The Self-Advocate Advisory Council provides an important voice to the Superintendent and the Board, helping to shape policy and services for the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities .

The Council was established in March, 2010 and is comprised of self-advocates representing all adult services of the Board. The group meets quarterly with the Superintendent and other staff to receive updates on services, legislation and initiatives that relate to individuals who have developmental disabilities. Council members report back to their work or service locations.

Council members provide feedback to the Superintendent on matters related to self-advocacy and services. Together the council has established an annual self-advocacy conference, supported Project STIR trainings, provided input to the Board’s Strategic Plan, impacted legislation and increased participation in regional and statewide advocacy efforts.

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