Date: Thursday September 12th, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Hybrid (Access 2 Independence Office OR  Online)
Office Address: 1556 S 1st Ave, Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240
Virtual Link: Please register for this session to receive the workshop link

***Advanced registration is required***

Self-advocacy means speaking up for what you want or need. This session will introduce participants to the concept of self-advocacy and help participants understand how they might advocate for themselves in the future. Participants will learn:

  • How to identify issues in which they may choose to advocate for themselves or others
  • Their rights and responsibilities as a person with a disability
  • Strategies for setting and completing a self-advocacy goal
  • Strategies for working through barriers and challenges related to self-advocacy
  • Self-care related to self-advocacy

All workshops are free; there is no cost to attend. Workshops are intended for individuals who self-identify as having a disability, mental health condition, and/or chronic health condition (rather than family members or service providers). Attendees must live in one of the 8 eastern Iowa counties we serve (Benton, Cedar, Jones, Henry, Johnson, Linn, Iowa, or Washington county).

This is a hybrid workshop. That means participants are welcome to attend in-person OR  online. Advanced registration is required for all participants regardless of attendance format.

For more information about this or other Community Living Skills workshops, please visit:

For questions, please contact:

Kaydee Layne (A2I Outreach Specialist)
Phone: 319-499-8706 (text or call)

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