Advocacy

What is Self-Advocacy?
Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.”

What is Self-Determination?
Self-Determination is using your ability or power to make choices and decisions based on your own preferences and interests to be goal-oriented and self-direct your life. 
 
Self-Advocates of Southern Ohio (SASO) is our Lawrence County Self-Advocacy Group
Officers are:
               Richard Harris – President
               Aaron Cahal – Vice-President
               Lauren Wade – Secretary
               Jonathan Simpson – Treasurer
               Harold Weaver – Over the FB site
               SSA Contact person-Andrea Caldwell, acaldwell@lawrencedd.org 740-532-0406 ext. 211
 
Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) Regional Self Advocacy Meetings
Held at Ross County Service Center
See specific room assignment for each date.
475 Western Ave.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
For more information, call 740-708-2559 or email kroosa@socog.org. Registration is not required, however, if you have a significant variation in the number attending, please let us know.

2018 Dates
July 17 - Room A
August 21 - Room A
September 18 - Room A
October 16 - Room A
November 20 - Room A
December 18 - Room B 
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