Advocacy Resources:

How Can I Get More Involved?

Are you looking for advocacy resources? Check out these fantastic organizations that can connect you with other self-advocates and provide you with great resources. Good luck with your advocacy efforts!

AARP Wisconsin is a national organization for people aged 50 years and older, which provides state and national advocacy on issues such as Social Security, Medicare, and other topics that affect those who are aging.

The Arc Wisconsin works to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and fights for their full inclusion and participation in their communities.

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) advocates for people with disabilities so that they have the services they need, are protected from abuse, are included in their communities, and don’t face discrimination. They also have a free Advocacy Tool Kit on their website for self-advocates.

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging (GWAAR) helps people who are aging and their loved ones learn how to advocate for themselves, understand elder law, find resources in their communities and more.

People First Wisconsin, which has chapters across the state, brings people with disabilities together to advocate for issues that matter to them.

WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) provides resources and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. They also provide leadership training for self-advocates with their Partners in Policymaking program.

WI Disability Vote Coalition: Voting is an important tool for self-advocates. The Disability Vote Coalition can give you all the information you need to vote. Learn how to register to vote, when and where to vote, what your rights are, how to get accessible accommodations, how you can work as a poll worker, and more.