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What is Project STIR™?

Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility 

Project STIR™ is advocacy/leadership training designed to provide people with disabilities and their allies with the tools to advocate for themselves, work with others in advocacy and gain leadership experiences.

Project STIR™ includes:

Knowing Yourself
Communicating Assertively
Problem Solving and Negotiating
Rights and Responsibilities
Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
Starting a Self-Advocacy Group
Being Part of the Community
Introduction to Charting the LifeCourse

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Meetings for the Statewide Project STIR Network
Meetings will be held on ZOOM unless a site is listed below:

Upcoming Meetings for 2024:

  • February 2, 2024 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • May 3, 2024 11:00AM-2:00PM — Reunion in Columbus
  • August 2, 2024 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • November 1, 2024 11:00AM-2:00PM

Project STIRtm, Kent, Ohio (Portage County)
April 10-12, 2024
OSDA and the Portage County Board of DD invite you to register to attend the next Project STIR™ Leadership training!

WHAT: Project STIR™
WHEN: April 10 at 9:00AM to  April 12 at 3:30PM  2024
WHERE: Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center 215 S Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240
Phone Number: (330) 346-0100
Organizer: Cara Lloyd

Items of Note:
  • Fee covers all of you training expenses. It is recommended that attendees with a disability invite an ally to participate in the training along with them at no additional cost..
  • Dinner each evening is "on your own".
  • The fee does NOT include your hotel room  Please contact the hotel directly using the link below to reserve a room if you want to stay each night.
  • If you have questions regarding anything in this message, contact Cara Lloyd at or 614-348-1961.