Being a member of Speaking for Ourselves is an experience of a lifetime. Celebrate with us and be a part of something big!
Speaking for Ourselves is an independent grassroots, self-help/self-advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities.
Our purpose is to help our members run their organizations, develop leadership skills through real-life experiences, learn to work together collectively to address their own issues, and increase their own self-sufficiency and independence.
Speaking for Ourselves began in February 1982 and has been assisting to empower others, pass legislation, and supporting all people to speak for themselves. We are 40 years strong and continue to uphold the beliefs of our founders.
We will hold an in person Speaking For Ourselves Gathering in October 2022. More information soon.
Funding and Support provided by Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services