The PADSA project has concluded. As a result, PADSA is no longer offering direct technical assistance.
Past technical assistance was for self-advocacy groups in California, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Technical assistance offered included:
- Finding potential partners in their state
- Doing a needs assessment. A needs assessment tells what the groups’ strengths and growth areas are.
- Creating and following a work plan that will improve growth areas
- Connecting groups to other self-advocates in their state who were working on strengthening self-advocacy.
- Telling groups about resources and free trainings available
- Sometimes inviting members of groups to PADSA’s free Leadership Academy.
- A consultant pool of self-advocates in Year 1 of PADSA. The consultants had skills they provided to self-advocacy groups to help with advocacy goals.
- Mini-grants, or small grants from $250-$2000 in Year 2 and Year 3 of the PADSA project. They helped self-advocates fund their self-advocacy projects. Learn about what kinds of projects we funded in 2016 at this link.
- Webinars and resource guides (not specific to California, Oregon, Montana, and Washington).