Events

Self-Advocacy Meeting

You're Invited

Did you know that Excentia has had its’ own self-advocacy group since 2008? This group has been going strong with meetings scheduled on a quarterly basis. The group gets together WITHOUT their caregivers for an hour and talks about what is important to them. Friendships have been formed, problems (both big and small) have been presented for discussion and dreams have been shared. Up to this date the self-advocacy group here at Excentia has been just for those receiving Residential Services. We have decided to open it up to all individuals receiving services through Excentia and we encourage you to check it out.

 

Self-Advocacy
Referring to the civil rights movement for people with developmental disabilities. It is also an important term in the disability rights movement, referring to people with disabilities taking control of their own lives and speaking up for themselves. It means that although a person with a disability may call upon the support of others, the individual is entitled to be in control of their own resources and how they are directed. It is about having the right to make life decisions without undue influence or control by others. The self-advocacy movement seeks to reduce the isolation of people with disabilities and give them the tools and experience to take greater control over their own lives.

Event Details

Where

617 North Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603

When

April 21st, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Registration

RSVP by contacting Donna Hornberger (717)588-4019 or westend@ourexcentia.org

Cost

Open to all!