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Resource Center

Welcome to Uniting for Change's resource center for all things advocacy. We have included links, organizations, videos, and more that we hope you find helpful when advocating for the life you want.


U4C Self-Advocacy Handbook

This handbook can be used as a teaching tool for those interested in expanding the grassroots self-advocacy network across the State of Georgia.

Tips for Supporting Self-Advocacy

This guide was developed for family members and allies and supporters about how to support the self-advocacy movement in Georgia.

Five Valued Accomplishments 

This handout, based on the Five Valued Accomplishments & Experiences by John and Connie O'Brien was developed to help self-advocates think about what more is possible for their lives to truly belong in their communities.

know your rights

In order to advocate for what you want, it is important to first know your human rights. These are your rights all the time and they follow you wherever you go. Check out the video above of the U4C Leadership Collective explaining the human rights of people with disabilities. 


We encourage all Georgians with disabilities to influence change and speak out by exercising their right to vote. As self-advocates, it is important that we communicate what support we need in order to participate in the voting process. Please visit our voting resource page for more voting resources.

supported decision-making

Uniting for Change believes in self-determination and the power of making your own decisions. Supported Decision-Making, an alternative to guardianship, is the process of appointing trusted people to help you make your own choices.

I DECIDE Georgia

I DECIDE Georgia is a coalition of advocates, organizations, and allies who believe in the dignity of every person. I DECIDE Georgia exists so that all Georgians, including people with disabilities, can make decisions, supported by people they trust, in order to live a life of dignity and autonomy.


The Center on Youth Voice Youth Choice (CYVYC) is a resource center for youth with disabilities, their families and supporters. They do research, advocacy, and education on alternatives to guardianship. 

Rita Young interviews Darien Todd about SDM on Real Talk with Rita, asking questions about how SDM works and how people with disabilities can be supported using SDM as an alternative to legal guardianship or other more restrictive practices.


The Center for Public Representation (CPR), based in Massachusetts, focuses on enforcing and expanding the rights of people with disabilities. CPR has a robust online resource library of stories, articles, and more information on SDM. 


Request Your Tablet

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides affordable internet access and devices to households that meet certain criteria. Learn more about the qualifications below.

Medicaid recipients

SNAP Program

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Federal Public Housing Assistance 

Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 

Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 

Federal Pell Grant

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Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

Exceptional Living 101, with support from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, developed a plain language Emergency Preparedness Toolkit to help folks prepare for emergency situations. This toolkit serves as an in-depth guide and includes a Preparedness Checklist, designed as a step-by-step

aid in developing an emergency plan. Click the button below to download the Emergency Preparedness Toolkit. 

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