PADSA Project Has Concluded
We worked to “turbo-charge” statewide Self Advocacy Movements.
The Pacific Alliance on Disability Self-Advocacy (PADSA) project has concluded. The PADSA website will remain online. Resources produced will remain available here, on our resources page.
The PADSA project ran from 2013-2016. We worked to strengthen states’ self-advocacy movements. It was a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). We offered self-advocacy groups in California, Oregon, Washington and Montana technical assistance and training. Technical assistance can mean working with a group to make their organization stronger.
We helped self advocacy groups study their strengths and growth areas. We also helped them create goals, and work toward those goals. Most of our work focused on increasing a group’s ability to do something. Topic areas focused on:
- building strong leadership
- making use of technology more,
- and improving communication skills.
We also connected groups we worked with to funders, policy makers, and other advocates.
The PADSA grant project has ended, but a new project, led by SABE, has begun. SABE has named the project the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center. ASAN is excited to be one of the groups working on this project with SABE.
Contact Kit Mead, ASAN’s Technical Assistance Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You have an interest in working on a similar project and want advice
- You need print copies of any of the materials on the website
- You would just like to know more about what we did.