Speaking for Ourselves “Gathering of Friends”
Saturday, January 17th, 2022
Meet new people, make some new friends and connections and… get to know more about self-advocacy, sharing your story, listening to others and Speaking for Ourselves!
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.
Funding and Support provided by Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.