Advocacy

The story of John's Crazy Socks

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.

Woman in a mask holding a "VOTE" sticker

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.

Jordan, a person AbleLight supports through Supported Living Services, smiling outside of his apartment

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.