About ACT

ACT empowers groups of people with disabilities to take control over their lives while also working to break down barriers that prevent the larger disability community from living, working, and playing side-by-side with everyone else.

Who is ACT?

Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. Since 1979, ACT has been creating leaders in the self-advocacy movement, supporting people with disabilities to stand up for their rights and the rights of others. 

How ACT Makes a Difference:

There is a disparity between the rights people with disabilities have and the rights they exercise, self-advocacy is the fundamental step in fixing that. ACT furthers the self-advocacy movement by developing new leadership. We lead workshops, administer peer networks, and create training materials. Our programs address three areas:

  • Empower individuals
  • Connect them to the disability rights movement
  • Work together to build stronger communities