What is the Disability Advocacy Network?
It is a group of disability based organizations committed to identifying issues which many can agree to work on and develop a strategy for addressing those issues.
It is a network through which organizations can reach many others throughout the state, providing them with information on issues and available services.
What are the benefits of working collaboratively?
Expands our outreach capacity
Broadens our grassroots support
Reduces duplication of efforts
Allows for more creative, multi-level solutions to complex problems
Results in having more clout with officials when advocating on behalf of a larger constituency.
Who are some of the organizations participating in the Network?
SD Parent Connection - SD Advocacy Services - SD Statewide Independent Living Council - SD Board of Service to the Blind & Visually Impaired - SD Council on Developmental Disabilities - SD Council of Mental Health Centers - Brain Injury Alliance of SD - NAMI South Dakota - Western Resources for disABLED Independence - SD Association of Community Based Services - SD RehaACTion - SD Association of the Blind - SD Association of the Deaf - Independent Living Choices - USD Center for Disabilities - SD Advoctes for Change - Learning Disabilities Association of SD - Childrens Care Hospital & School - National Federation of the Blind SD - SD United for Hope and Recovery - SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
To learn more about the Disability Advocacy Network, contact our staff at email@example.com or 1.800.210.0143.