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.

When: The meeting schedule for 2017 follows:

  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18 at 6:00 p.m., RSVP Required *
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18 TBA

All meetings, unless otherwise noted, held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Cleveland Clinic Building (lower level Conference Room A) on 5001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio (map).

* Location is at the Michael A. Donzella Administration Building, 1275 Lakeside, Cleveland, Ohio (map).

How: To register, please call The Arc 216-736-8395, and be sure to leave your name, address and telephone number.

To support this program, click here.

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