Self-Advocacy Group

The Self-Advocacy Group meets every month the third Thursday of the month at 5PM at various locations in the community. Individuals engage in topics that empower and inform them.

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about how to be a better Advocate for themselves.

2023 Officers
President– Colleen Hammons

Vice President- Luis Perez

Treasurer– Lisa Siebeneck

What is Self Advocacy?

An advocate is someone who speaks up for their rights and ensures they have access to services and life-long opportunities not unlike people without disabilities.

Self advocacy teaches individuals with disabilities how to advocate for themselves and teach people without disabilities about the importance of inclusion.

About Self Advocacy

Individuals with disabilities have the right to take control of their lives and speak up for themselves. Self advocacy groups teach individuals how to advocate for themselves and provides resources to make that possible.

 Defiance County Self-Advocacy Group Contact

Toby Bostater, Special Olympics and Community Inclusion Coordinator
(419) 782-6621 ext. 2280