Youth Advocacy Committee
Mission of the Committee
To create a space and place for youth to learn about systems and self-advocacy while being given the opportunity to exercise that skill in state and national settings with the support of the committee. We also want to support the offspring of local chapters of youth advocacy committees.
Goals Established by the Committee
To receive trainings on advocacy and how to speak up effectively when the need arises.
To receive trainings on the disability laws that protect the community.
To be able to effectively reference the laws to support our efforts making change.
To provide trainings for parent groups, CILs, SILCs, and other non-profits that work with youth with disabilities on a varied of topics.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Youth Training
Training Part 7 Overview under Title IV & V
Self-Advocacy and Systems Advocacy Introduction Training
A training in partnership with University of Montana RTC: Rural Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. Learn more about self and systems advocacy, the disability right law and how they affect you, and how to speak up in your community to see change happen. This was led by Mike Beers and the Summit Independent Living Center, BASE staff. Click the player to listen.
June 14th, 2017
June 28th, 2017
July 12th, 2017
July 26th, 2017
RTC:Rural is excited to release the Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit, a new set of resources for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and others to facilitate workshops to develop the advocacy skills of emerging Independent Living leaders and youth with disabilities. The Toolkit is a collaboration between BASE, an affiliate of Summit Independent Living in Missoula, MT, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), and RTC:Rural staff, and was developed in response to the needs and interests of CILs and other stakeholders.
This Training is a Partnership with University of Montana RTC: Rural Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. RTC: Rural research is supported by grant #90RT50250100 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research within the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health