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Advocacy & Peer Support

We educate the public about disability issues and encourage people with disabilities to advocate for their rights. We host the People First of Missouri self-advocacy group.

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About People First of Missouri

Our Mission

People First of Missouri is a statewide organization that promotes equality for people with disabilities so they can live the life they want in the community.

People First members:

  • Teach and empower people to understand their rights and responsibilities and to speak up for themselves (self-advocacy);
  • Stand up for one another to help people live the life they want with the supports they need (advocacy for one another);
  • Advocate for community services that allow people to have choices and control over their supports and lives (advocacy at the systems level);
  • Create change in communities to ensure opportunity and full, meaningful participation for all people (advocacy within the community).
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