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Self-Advocates of Indiana
since 1990

107 N. Pennsylvania Street

Suite 800

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-977-2375

E-mail: lcummings@arcind.org

Website: http://www.saind.org

Contact(s): Melody Cooper

Additional information:

Number of Active Members:
42

Reason(s) the Group Meets:
Political, Social, Personal Skills

Products or Services Offered:
SAI manages a statewide network of Self-Advocacy chapters. Services include training and information for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities; businesses; government groups; and other professionals looking for information.

Board of Directors:
Yes

Receives Support From:
The Arc of Indiana, The Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services

Mission/Vision Statement:
Self-advocates of Indiana is a state-wide program established on January 10, 1990, by people with developmental disabilities. The stated mission of Self-Advocates of Indiana is: Self-Advocates of Indiana is an organization of citizens who speak out and educate for equal rights, respect, and inclusion for all in the community. The purpose of Self-Advocates of Indiana is to: 1) exchange ideas; 2) learn about rights and responsibilities for themselves and other disabled people; 3) help people with disabilities understand their rights; 4) learn to run a self-advocacy group; 5) encourage self-advocates to meet in their communities and to speak out to the community about self---advocacy; and, 6) learn to communicate so that others can understand.

Typical Activities:
- Trainings on self-advocacy topics
- Visits to statewide self-advocacy chapters
- Lobbying and visits with legislators
- Annual picnic

Publications:
Nims' News (quarterly newsletter)

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