PADSA Project Has Ended
The PADSA project has concluded, after its three-year run. We could not have done it without many self-advocates on the West Coast being willing to take part. Another thank you is for Trena Wade of San Diego People First. Trena served as a consultant for the project. We would also like to thank the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). AIDD provided this grant opportunity.
The PADSA website will remain online. It has over forty resource guides and webinars available. We also have copies of presentations from the three Pacific Leadership Academies. We hope this resource library will continue to help self-advocates.
AIDD has also given out another grant opportunity. This grant is for a national self-advocacy technical assistance center. The center will have many resources all in one place. It will also offer self-advocates technical assistance. Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the resource center project leader. The Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center is the name of the project. ASAN is excited to be one of the groups working with SABE on the project.
ASAN has had the pleasure of working with many self-advocacy organizations on PADSA. Now, the PADSA project has ended. But technical assistance and resources will be soon be on a larger scale than ever.
Technical Assistance Coordinator
Autistic Self Advocacy Network