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PEOPLE FIRST PROGRAM: WHAT IS A SELF-ADVOCATE?

YOU are a self-advocate; if you have ever spoken up for what you believe in, especially if it is to someone who thinks they know what is best for you or someone who wants to have control over your life.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have taken responsibility for your life in some way.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have ever questioned people’s expectations of you.

YOU are a self-advocate, if you have ever joined a self-advocacy group and believe that the group’s work is going to make life better for people with disabilities.

Even if you have never done any of these things, YOU can become a self-advocate by getting involved so come to one of our People First meetings listed below.

Use your voice to make a choice!

Goals of People First of Cuyahoga County:

  • Community awareness
  • Teaching our communities about people with disabilities
  • Community support
  • Advocating for the supports people need to live, work and be a part of the community
  • Health insurance
  • Promoting various ways for self-advocates to work and obtain health insurance

Meetings are from 6:30-8:00pm at Cleveland Clinic Independence, 5001 Rockside Road, Lower Level Conference Room A on the following dates:

  • Monday, 17 June 2019
  • Monday, 15 July 2019
  • Monday, 19 August 2019
  • Monday, 16 September 2019**
  • Monday, 21 October 2019
  • Monday, 18 November 2019
  • Monday, 16 December 2019**

** Special Events. RSVP required.

Directions to Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center

From the North
Take I-77S. Exit for Rockside Road (Exit #155). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the South
Take I-77N. Exit for Rockside Road (Exit #155). Turn Left on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the East
Take I-480W. Exit for Rockside Road (#20A). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

From the West
Take I-480 E. Exit for Rockside Road (#20B). Turn right on Rockside Road. The
Cleveland Clinic Building will be on the right-hand side, less than 0.1 miles.

 

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