People First is a self-advocacy organization led by people with developmental disabilities and geared toward those with developmental disabilities. It has member-based chapters throughout the United States, including in St. Louis. 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 empower 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 each month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The group meets at Paraquad in The Jim Tuscher Auditorium. Limited transportation is available.
Participation in People First of St. Louis is free and open to residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County who are at least 18 years old. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rush Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org/314.289.4325.
***Due to COVID-19, all People First of St. Louis meetings are held via Zoom. Meetings still take place on the fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.