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We want to be accepted as equals. To do this, each of us needs to do two things.

  • First we need to take responsibility for what we do.
  • Second, we must get involved in our communities. When we show others what we can do, they will be on our side.

We can tell our stories at schools and group meetings. Self-advocacy groups can tell others that we need things in plain words. That way, we can understand and have our say. We can help folks make their words plain.

Here is what some groups in Central Alberta have done to be accepted as equals by making a difference in their community.

  • CSS Community Connections in Red Deer raised over $2000 for the Heart & Stroke Association in 2010.
  • Horizons Hurricanes did site beautification at the air show in Wetaskiwin and gave the $750 they made to Habitat for Humanity. Some members also helped build a Habitat for Humanity home and prepare meals for volunteers.
  • Members of Horizons Hurricanes and CSS Star Gazers in Wetaskiwin joined forces to talk about self-advocacy to community members at the local Festival of Arts and Agriculture.
  • CARS Cougars is part of many community groups, such as the Red Deer Health Network and the Safe Communities & Road Safety Committee.

Click here to tell us what you or your self-advocacy group have done to help us be accepted as equals. We will add it to our website.

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