Speaking Up For Us
Goals and Objectives FY 2002-2003
Goal 1-SUFU will do outreach and training for individuals and organizations, including self-advocates, supporters, service providers, state and local agencies, the legislature, families, boards and committees about self-advocacy and other issues that are important to people who live with disabilities.
Objective 1-SUFU will design 4 trainings on the topics of ‘Self-Advocacy’, ‘PCP’, ‘ADA Rights’ and ‘Exploitation’ by June 2003.
Objective 2-SUFU will market their available training presentations by designing a brochure for training which includes a brief description about each training, cost, audience size, etc. SUFU will send out brochures to begin offering training on at least 2 of the topics listed above by January 2003.
Objective #3-SUFU will conduct at least 10 training presentations on these and other topics (at least 5 for pay) by June 2003.
Goal 2-SUFU will have the opportunity to learn about issues such as guardianship, transportation, the ADA, legal rights and other issues of importance to self-advocates.
Objective #1-SUFU will make materials from its’ Resource Library available to self-advocates by moving the library to the southern office in Gardiner by October ’02. SUFU will mail out a list of available materials as well as a lending procedure by December 2002.
Objective #2- SUFU will organize at least 4 state-wide meetings to invite people to speak with self advocates about issues that affect our daily lives by May 2003.
Objective #3 SUFU will help with fundraising and support to send at least 25 self-advocates and supporters to SABE national conference in Buffalo, NY in September 2002.
Objective #4- SUFU will plan and hold a statewide conference to provide opportunities for networking and training for at least 350 self-advocates and supporters by October 2002.
Objective #5-SUFU will support members to attend at least 4 local, statewide, regional and national events to learn about what other groups are doing, present and share ideas.
Goal 3-SUFU will strengthen our organization and continue to build our network on the local, regional, state and national levels by encouraging self-advocates to organize and speak out on issues that are important to us.
Objective 1-SUFU will create and release 2 newsletters this year about what’s going on. The first will be mailed out by October 2002. The second will be mailed out by May 2003.
Objective 2-SUFU will provide support and technical assistance to new and existing local groups and support local groups to organize at least 3 regional meetings where self-advocates can come together to share ideas, work together on projects and have fun by June 2003.
Objective 3 - SUFU will work with a grant writer to write a business plan, apply for 501(c)(3) status and apply for at least 10 grants to get funding to hire more advisors to help strengthen out network and increase involvement by providing transportation and support by June 2003.
Objective 4 – SUFU will work with at least five of our allies (such as BDS, DRC, MPF, MACSP) through meetings, letters, etc., to get transportation and support for more self advocates to get to local and statewide meetings to strengthen our organization by June 2003.
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