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People First Advocacy Group

People First Advocacy Group

An important part of independent living is knowing your rights, how to access services and information and how to be strong self-advocates.

People First is a self-advocacy organization formed by people with developmental disabilities, which has member-based chapters all over the United States. People First of St. Louis is led by people with developmental disabilities and geared towards those with developmental disabilities. The members work to promote equality for people with disabilities to live as they choose and participate in the community. People First of St. Louis members teach each other skills for self-advocacy, empowering each other to understand their rights and speak up for themselves. They also advocate for community and systems change to ensure that necessary services, supports, and opportunities are in place for people with disabilities to live full, rich lives in their communities, through individual choice and control.

Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group meets at Paraquad in the auditorium. Transportation is available on a first-come basis, and is limited. The project is free of charge and open to St. Louis City and County residents who are at least 18 years old.

For more information e-mail advocacy@paraquad.org.