Advocacy

People with differing abilities are waiting to help us

The AbleLight Empowerment Blog focuses on helping self-advocates and parents navigate the challenges faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today we flip the script and look at life from a different perspective.

Lend your voice: Advocate on behalf of HCBS funding

Congress has a historic opportunity to help people with disabilities through $150 million in enhanced HCBS funding. Contact your member of Congress today and advocate for people with disabilities and the heroes who care for them.

Your advocacy is needed to ensure vaccine priority

After many months of the coronavirus pandemic, safe and effective vaccines are now becoming available. Learn how you can help ensure people with disabilities and direct support professionals are given priority for vaccine distribution.

Understanding your rights as a disability voter

Voting is at the heart of who we are as Americans and no citizen should be left out of the process because of a disability. Here are three of the most basic and fundamental rights as a voter with a disability.

What it Means to be a Self-Advocate

Self-advocacy is a term thrown out there a lot in the disability space. But what does it actually mean to be a self-advocate? At its most basic level, being a self-advocate means you have a voice of your own, and you use it.