People First

Use your voice to make a choice!

The Arc of Greater Cleveland believes self-advocacy is essential in improving the quality of life for all people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

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

What: People First of Cuyahoga County is a local chapter of the nationwide self-advocacy group that gives individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities training to build skills in decision-making so they can advocate for themselves.

Who: The group is open to all individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County.

The meeting schedule for 2019 follows:

  • Monday, 18 March
  • Monday, 15 April
  • Monday, 20 May
  • Monday, 17 June
  • Monday, 15 July
  • Monday, 19 August
  • Monday, 16 September
  • Monday, 21 October
  • Monday, 18 November
  • Monday, 16 December

Time
All meetings, unless otherwise noted, held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location
Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center
Lower Level Conference Room A
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44131 (map)

The September meetingĀ  is at the Cuyahoga County Board of DD, on Lakeside Avenue downtown. That includes a dinner and RSVP is a must.

The December meeting is Holiday Party, with food and refreshments, and also requires RSVP.

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.


View the Bill of Rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


People First is supported in part by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities