Free Gifts from Our Time at SXSW EDU!

James and Cindy shared thoughts and free tools at SXSW EDU. Their session was called “Participatory Research: Empowering Self-Advocates to Lead.” It took place Tuesday, March 5 at the Austin Convention Center.

James talked about the unique talents and lived experience of people with IDD. He shared how to help self-advocates work on projects about their lives. This benefits self-advocates and the people they work with.

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  • SXSW EDU 2024 Presentation
  • Know Your Worth! A Game About Getting Paid for Your Work
  • Self-Advocate Support Checklist

Great News! We Are SXSW-Bound!

We have been hard at work on our Participatory Action Research project. And it has paid off in a big way! Our team will be represented at the 2024 SXSW EDU conference. James Meadours will speak about hiring people with IDD to work on projects about their lives. We will also share some free tools for people who come to our session.

Our session is called, “Participatory Research: Empowering Self-Advocates to Lead.” It will take place Tuesday, March 5, from 4:30-5:00 PM. It will happen at the Austin Convention Center. Learn more here.

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Get Your Free Learning Game!

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Our team created a game to help self-advocates learn about getting paid for their work. The game is called “Know Your Worth.” The game is fun, fast, and works for up to five players. It’s easy to learn and you can play it over and over.

Head over to the Our Resources page to download the game.

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Success at the Texas Advocates Conference!

Team members taught self-advocates from across Texas about getting paid to work on projects. Over 25 people played a game we created called “Know Your Worth!” This fun and fast game teaches that people’s work is valuable. They should be paid for it. But it’s important to be careful if you get benefits like SSI and SSDI.

People with all abilities joined in. Some used their hands to slap card matches. Some used their voices to shout out key words. By the end, everyone was a winner and took home a prize. They also took home new knowledge about working on projects for pay.

People had so much fun, they asked for copies of the game. Stay tuned and tell your friends and colleagues to sign up for our mailing list. We will share it there for free in the next couple of months!