As the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 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 gain the skills they need to become their best advocates.
Our dedicated staff takes an individualized approach when helping the people we serve determine their definition of a "good life." Using tools like Charting the LifeCourse, we empower each person to consider 3 things: what is important to me, how to best support me and my vision for a good life. For more information about Adventures in Advocacy, please contact us.
Your Voice Matters
When you learn to speak up for yourself, you can determine what happens in your life.
By being your own advocate, you will unlock your potential and build the confidence you need to live a good life.
10 Steps to
Learn what steps you can take to become your best advocate and speak up for yourself.
on the Phone
Use the Chain
Know Rights & Responsibilities
Follow Up &
Say, "Thank You"
Featuring our group, Adventures in Advocacy, this 7-county collaboration brings together advocates from our area.
The group meets at a different county every month and for their annual fall conference. During meetings, they discuss advocacy topics 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.
A four-day workshop, Project STIR sharpens advocacy skills and trains participants on teaching others to be better advocates.
People First Conference
The People First Conference, a three-day event, encourages advocates to participate and learn advocacy tips from guest speakers.
Meetings are held from 3:30-4:30 pm at Riverside.