Self-Advocates of Indiana is a statewide network, with more than 46 self-advocate chapters across the state. A “chapter” means a group of self-advocates who are working together to empower themselves and others.
What is a Chapter?
A Chapter is:
- A group of citizens with disabilities who work together to affect positive change in their community and their lives
- Run by self-advocates and for self-advocates
- Made up of 10 or more self-advocates
- Led by a group of elected officers, including: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms
- A Member of Self-Advocates of Indiana through an annual $20 fee
What does a Chapter do?
A Chapter will:
- Set goals about self-advocacy
- Elect leadership
- Meet 1-2 times a month, depending on the group’s schedule
- Attend quarterly SAI meetings in Indianapolis
- Advocate for important issues
Why should we become an SAI Chapter?
Join SAI to:
- Be part of a network of self-advocates across Indiana and across the country
- Be informed about changes to state policies and events
- Receive quarterly copies of Nims’ News self-advocate newsletter
- Affect change in your community
- Receive training about leadership, self-advocacy, and more
How does my self-advocate group join SAI?
- Shannon Ellery, SAI Administrator
- Shawn Fulton, SAI President
- 317-977-2375 800-382-9100