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our focus

The focus of U4C is to provide the self-advocacy network with the tools needed to influence change at both local and state levels. Change can and should occur through outreach, education and engagement with self advocates, service agencies and the broader community. 

Outreach

Making Uniting for Change visible and known as an advocacy resource.

The Outreach Committee creates different opportunities for Uniting for Change visible 
and known as an advocacy resource through our website, sharing stories, news & videos.

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education

Enhancing skills around teaching, mentoring & sharing information about self-advocacy and Uniting for Change.

The Education Committee works to enhance the skills of self advocates around teaching, mentoring & sharing information about self-advocacy and Uniting for Change throughout the State of Georgia.  This Committee provides learning opportunities for self advocates, service agencies and the broader community.

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Impact &
engagement

Creating and providing resources to educate self-advocates about being at the table and speaking up, communicating with local elected officials and state leaders in government, while giving input to state & local agency representatives.

The Impact and Engagement committee creates and provides resources to educate self-advocates about Will create and provide resources to educate self-advocates about being at the table & speaking up, communicating with local elected officials & state leaders in government while giving input to state & local agency representatives at the table & speaking up, communicating with local elected officials & state leaders in government while giving input to state & local agency representatives.

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In 2021, Uniting for Change received the "STRONGER TOGETHER" award from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. This award recognizes a group or organization who has advanced advocacy in Georgia. 

Check out this video of self-advocates talking about Uniting for Change and winning the "STRONGER TOGETHER" award! 

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Check out U4C's position statement from 2020 where self-advocates describe what they want to happen in Georgia. 

Take a look at the 2020 Annual Report for the Expanding Self-Advocacy Grant that supports Uniting for Change.