As the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Riverside), we encourage the people we serve to learn more about speaking up and making informed decisions in their lives. Through monthly meetings, conferences, workshops and information sessions, our Adventures in Advocacy members get the opportunity to gain the skills they need to become their own advocates.
Our dedicated staff takes an individualized approach when meeting with the people we serve and helping them determine what they see as the "good life." Using tools like the Charting the LifeCourse framework, we empower each person consider 3 key elements: what is important to me, how to best support me and my vision for a good life. If you or someone you know is interested in speaking up for themselves and would like to become a member of Adventures in Advocacy, please contact us.
Your Voice Matters
Why is it important for you to stand up for yourself and make informed decisions in your life about your life?
You have the right to live, work and play in our community. When you learn to speak up for yourself and make your voice heard, you can determine how you would like to practice that right, as you see fit.
By becoming your own advocate, you will unlock your true potential and build the confidence you need to live a good life.
You have a voice. How will you share it?
10 Steps to
Learn what steps you can take to become your best advocate and speak up for yourself.
on the Phone
Get Information in Writing
Use the Chain
Know Rights & Responsibilities
Follow Up &
Say, "Thank You"
Featuring our group, Adventures in Advocacy, this
7-county collaboration bring together advocates from all around our area.
The group usually meets once a month, at a different county each month, and for their annual fall conference. During these meetings, they discuss a variety of self-advocacy topics, enjoy a meal with friends and hear from guest speakers. They also share what is working and what is not in each of their programs.
We encourage advocates to stay educated about their rights and choices by offering information sessions on various subjects.
All Adventures in Advocacy meetings
are held from 3:30-4:30 pm at Riverside.