In this fifth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:
- Know what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle.
- Improve their understanding of Medicaid and Medicare policies and advocacy.
- Learn about the Olmstead Community Integration Plan and DC’s One Community for All.
- Learn about healthcare and wellness systems, services, networks, and advocacy in DC, including services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Understand individual responsibilities for wellness and creating a healthy lifestyle for themselves.
- Expand their skills for influencing change, both individually and as part of a group.
- Increase their ability to plan multi-month projects, write goals and develop action plans, and design a presentation for the class graduation.
Executive Vice-President, American Association of People with Disabilities
Director, DC Office of Disability Rights
Co-founder, Board President & Head Coach, Athletes Without Limits
Scepter J. Spainbey
National Instructor, In Our Own Voice, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Healthy Living Agencies and Organizations
Resources—Affordable Care Act, adopted from The White House Health Reform website
Resources—Affordable Care Act, adopted from HealthCare.gov
Resources—DC Medicaid, adopted from The District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance
Resources—Mental Health Parity, adopted from The Bazelon Center
Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Expand Access, A Report from the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Resources—Autism and Nutrition, adopted from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
Resources—Nutrition & Down Syndrome, adopted from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
Parent Brief: What does Health Have to Do with Transition? Everything! from the PACER Center
One Community for All: Olmstead Community Integration Plan from The District of Columbia’s Office of Disability Rights
Session 5: “Tell You What I Need” Activity