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Civic Engagement

Toolbox for Self-Advocates

Cartoon rendering of a government building.Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups. This new wave of political advocacy is incredible. And people with disabilities need to be a part of that.

These civic engagement toolkits, produced by ASAN, that focus on the basics of civic engagement for self-advocates. These toolkits focus on the basics of civic engagement. Civic engagement means actively participating in our democracy.

Information Topics:

    • They Work for Us:
      • Who our Elected Officials Are
      • How to Contact your Elected Officials
      • Strategies to help you Communicate Effectively
    • Sharing Your Story for a Political Purpose
      • Town Halls
      • Legislative Hearings
      • Public Comments on Regulations
      • Op-eds and Letters to the Editor
      • Petitions

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This resource created by Autism Self Advocacy Network