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.
About People First of Missouri
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).