EEDA FAMILY ADVOCACY INAUGURAL meeting
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
On December 13th, 2017, we had a successful inaugural meeting of the EEDA Family Advocacy Group. With the goal of having our parents and guardians better understand EEDA, a flow chart of the administration was presented. Some other highlights from the meeting were when:
Advocacy: Parents and caregivers will be kept abreast of changes at the federal, state and local government that impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This knowledge will help us band together to take action when necessary.
Fundraising: Create a support network to enhance EEDA fundraising efforts and create new avenues of growth.
Social: Establish family-centered activities to foster support and friendship among family members and our children.
To establish times that are most convenient for you to attend EEDA’s Family Advocacy Group, I ask that you participate in a short online survey posted to the right of this letter.
We are interested in holding EEDA’s Family Advocacy Group on a quarterly basis. The exact date and time will be determined by the survey results. I welcome your input and suggestions so that we can make this a productive group for everyone!
EEDA Board Member & Parent
EEDA ADVOCACY GROUPS
Self-Advocacy ...is speaking up for yourself. It is making your own choices in life, big and small. It is learning about your rights and responsibilities. It is living the way you want to, and respecting the right of others to do the same.
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EEDA's families, along with the support of EEDA administration and staff, are in the process of forming a parent advocacy to compliment our self-advocacy groups. Check back here for more information. Click below for inquiries.