The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

We had an amazing February. We posted many videos in English and with Spanish translations. We also featured some amazing advocates.

We shared:

Myths About Attraction with Paz

  • Paz shared myths about attraction.
  • They shared about their lack of romantic or sexual attraction.

Check out our social media pages to learn about the work of some amazing advocates. You can also see the new playlists on our YouTube channel. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

#Asexual #Mythbusters #IDD #Neurodivergent

Don’t Miss Us at SXSW EDU!

James Meadours will present at SXSW EDU next week. His session is called “Participatory Research: Empowering Self-Advocates to Lead.” He will share strategies for supporting self-advocates as they work on projects. His story will inspire and entertain you!

The session takes place Tuesday, 3/5 from 4:30-5 PM. We will be in Ballroom G of the Austin Convention Center. Be sure to “favorite” our session in your schedule!

If you can’t make the session, you can still download the free resources here and on the “Our Resources” page.

#SeatAtTheTable #SXSWEDU2024 #Neurodiversity #IDD

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

We had a great start to 2024. We posted two videos in English and one with a Spanish translation. We also started featuring amazing advocates.

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We shared:

Myths about People with IDD by Mary

  • Mary shares myths about people with IDD and romantic relationships.
  • She shares her feelings about these myths.

Sex Ed by Paz

  • Paz shares about sex education.
  • They share what they learned in school.

Check out our social media pages to learn about the work of some amazing advocates. You can also see the new playlists on our YouTube channel. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

#SexEd #EducationIsKey #MythBuster #LoveForAll

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.

#SeatAtTheTable #SXSWEDU2024 #Neurodiversity #IDD

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

Happy New Year. We had a fabulous year. In December, we posted three videos, and we shared some great resources.

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We shared:

Finding Out about False Friends with Lisa and Shaun

  • Lisa and Shaun shared about how it feels to have false friends.
  • They talked about how to have trust after false friends.

Signs of a False Friend with Lisa and Shaun

  • Lisa and Shaun talked about false friends.
  • They shared signs on how to recognize a false friend.

We shared amazing resources from Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) and Mighty Girls. We also celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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#IDPwD #ConsentEverytime #WhoToTrust #IDD #txcdd

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

November has been a great month. We posted one video and our first video with a Spanish translation. We also shared some great resources.

Woman with IDD.

We shared:

False Friends by Mary

  • Mary shared about false friends.
  • She told about how she found out they were false friends.

We also shared our first video with Spanish subtitles. We look forward to sharing more translated videos soon!

We talked about how the holidays can be stressful for survivors of sexual assault. We have shared a series of tips for survivors. You can see all these tips on our social media pages.

We shared many, many more amazing resources. Please visit our social media pages to learn more.

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#FalseFriends #Trust #NowInSpanish #IDD #txcdd

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.

Share this message with your friends and colleagues. Tell them to sign up for our mailing list to get more free resources like this.

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

We are having an AMAZING and very busy month! We shared two videos and some great resources. We also shared about James Meadours’ amazing journey to meet the President!

White man with sunglasses shaking hands with President of the United States Joe Biden.

James was invited to the White House to celebrate the work of advocates. They have worked hard to advance the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S.

We shared these incredible videos:

Having the Same Goals

  • Brandy talked about the importance of having the same relationship goals.
  • She shared about how religion can change the way you feel about relationships.

Learning About Relationships

  • James and Brandy talk about healthy relationships.
  • They share what they wish they were told about relationships when they were young.

We shared info about the R3 app. It is designed to help people with IDD recognize, report, and respond to abuse. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-r3

We shared many, many more amazing resources. Please visit our social media pages to learn more.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and TikTok.

#SelfAdvocates #txcdd #Romance #Friendship #IDD

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

We had a great month. We shared two videos and some great resources.

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We shared these incredible videos:

Finding Romance

  • Brandy talked about relationships.
  • She shared about confusing friendship and romantic feelings.

Close Friendships

  • Brandy talks about friendships.
  • She talks about the grief of losing a friend.

We also shared some great resources about consent from the World Sexual Health Day. https://worldsexualhealthday.org/resources/

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#SelfAdvocates #txcdd #Romance #Friendship #IDD

The Latest from Seen and Heard: IDD Community

We are ending the summer with some great work . We posted 1 video, introduced another member of our Advisory Team and shared some fun from a conference.

We shared this great video:

Friendship and Safety

  • Paz talked about how finding support makes you feel safe.
  • They discuss the people who support them.

We introduced another member of our Advisory team, Kelsey Cowley. Cindy and James presented at the National Adult Protective Services Association Conference. They also got to see their two favorite baseball teams play against each other.

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#SelfAdvocates #txcdd #Safety #IDD #Baseball