Self-Advocacy Leadership Training

This is the only leadership training program in the nation designed by and for multicultural advocates with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Participants learn about systems, policies, and strategies for breaking down barriers to live happy and healthy lives.

For multicultural self-advocates with disabilities. Participants learn and apply skills and strategies for advocating for systems and policy change.

Who is this program for?

  • Multicultural individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities
  • Youth and Adults aged 16+
  • Priority is given to King County residents. Applications outside of King County and out-of-state reviewed on a case-by-case basis

What can you expect from Self-Advocacy Leadership Training?

Held once a year. Stipends and technical assistance available to reduce barriers for participation. Participants will receive ongoing coaching and civic engagement opportunities to apply the strategies that they learned to effect systems change. Graduates of SALT have contributed to local, county and state level movements around mental health, special education and more.

Thank you to our program partners!

Self-Advocacy Leadership Training is supported by:

King County

Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project

In collaboration with:

Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds

A Rising Advocacy Star: Mahad Dahir

Expect great things from Mahad Dahir. Mahad ran for Vice President of the Associated Students of Highline College (ASHC) and won! He is not only the first person from the Highline Achieve Program, a program for students with disabilities, to serve on the ASHC…he now serves as President of ASHC!

See Success Story

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