Self- advocacy is important because it is a way for people to know that all people, including people with disabilities, have rights. We help people understand that we want to be treated with respect. It is a way for our voices to be heard.

Self-Advocates of Indiana is guided and governed by the SAI Board of Directors. ADEC has a self advocates chapter of the Self Advocates of Indiana. Individuals served by ADEC have formed their own chapter of Self Advocates of Indiana, which they have named Power for Independence. PFI meets several times each month at various ADEC locations so members can discuss advocacy efforts, volunteering opportunities, and network with other self-advocates.

We are citizens who speak out, advocate, and educate for equal rights, respect, and inclusion for all in the community.

Self-Advocates of Indiana



Self-Advocates of ADEC, in Elkhart and St. Joseph County, advocating abilities over disabilities.

Igniting our independence through education, communication, and community outreach.

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