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Leadership and Advocacy Training

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Leadership & Advocacy Training?
The Leadership & Advocacy Training will prepare individuals to become self determined, skilled, and resourceful self – advocates.  To be self – determined, is to be able to make independent decisions regarding one’s own personal situation.  The training provides information about How to Become a Self – Advocate, the Fundamentals of Legal Advocacy, and Community Outreach and Resources.
Who should attend?
The training is for people with disabilities who are interested in becoming advocates for themselves and / or seeking gainful employment as well as for family members or friends that feel passionate about encouraging everyone to be active members of their community. 
How long is it?
This is a 5 hour interactive will be interactive and everyone will engage in group activities.
How much does it cost?
The training is available at no cost to those who attend. We simply require that you pre-register for the event.
Is the training offered in Spanish?
Yes!  If needed, the training can be conducted in Spanish.  Should you require a bilingual training or any other accommodations, please note them on the registration form.
En Español
Preguntas Frecuentes
¿Qué es?
El Entrenamiento de Abogacía y Liderazgo prepara a individuos a convertirse en auto-representantes determinados, hábiles e ingeniosos.  Para ser auto-determinantes, es necesario poder hacer decisiones independientes acerca de situaciones personales.   El entrenamiento provee información acerca de cómo convertirse en auto-representante, los fundamentos de abogacía y su proceso, y recursos para ser un participe activo de la comunidad.
¿Quién debe atender?
El entrenamiento es para personas con habilidades especiales que estén interesadas en convertirse en personas que abogan por si mismos y/o están buscando empleo. También está abierto a miembros o amigos que sean apasionados e interesados en motivar a todos a ser miembros actives de la comunidad.
¿Cuánto tiempo dura?
El entrenamiento dura aproximadamente cinco horas y es interactiva para que todo el grupo participe en actividades.
¿Cuánto cuesta?
El entrenamiento está disponible a ningún costo. Solo requerimos que se registre para el evento de antemano.
¿El entrenamiento es en español?
Si!  Dependiendo de cómo sea necesario, el entrenamiento puede ser presentado en español.  Si necesitas un entrenamiento bilingüe u otras acomodaciones especiales, por favor hágalo saber en la forma de registro.  

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