What is the Disability Advocacy Network?
It is a group of disability based organizations committed to identifying issues which they 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 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 Council on Developmental Disabilities - SD Council of Mental Health Centers - Brain Injury Alliance of SD - NAMI Sioux Falls - Western Resources for Independent Living - Community Support Providers of SD - SD Association of the Blind - SD Association of the Deaf - Independent Living Choices - USD Center for Disabilities - SD Advocates for Change - LifeScape - South Dakota United for Hope and Recovery - National MS Society - National Federation of the Blind SD - SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
To learn more about the Disability Advocacy Network, contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.210.0143 or 605.945.2207.