We are at Speak Up Speak Out! It’s right now, November 5 in S
in Springfield, IL. There are 522 of us here…self advocates,
supporters, folks with different abilities. There are
some job coaches here too. We are here to stand up for our
rights and what we believe: We believe that we can help
each other. Don’t assume we can’t do anything. We are all
the same. We have abilities. We are empowered today.
Who cares? We care! Our families care! Our friends care!
Our doctors care. Our bosses care. Our community cares!
Our co-workers care!
We care about our rights as people.
We care about everybody!
*This blog was created during the Speak Up and Speak Out Summit 2013 as part of “The Internet is a Cool Self-Advocacy Life Skill. Learn it!” 10:45 – 11:45AM workshop presented by JJ Hanley, Associate Director of Ventures at Search, Inc. and Founder of jjslist.com.