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The Speak Up Guide

by Shifting the Power with Project STIR

Shifting the Power is a training and technical assistance project. It is designed to empower people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, and professional associates. It provides the practical, “how to” tools necessary for anyone who is interested in being a self-advocate and leader in making choices and decisions about how they live their lives. The model supports the development and strengthening of local self-advocacy groups through leadership training. 

The Speak Up Guide includes slide shows which can be used to help present information for each chapter, including training scripts for two activities to assist self-advocates in providing and leading their own training groups. 


The Speak Up Guide Chapters are listed below. Role plays are listed at the end of each chapter.  

Click on a chapter to download and view the training material.

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