About Us

What Does Self-Advocacy Mean to You?

Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning how to take control of your life.


The Self Advocacy Army (SAA) was started to fight and advocate for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. By working together we can strengthen our voice and speak up for those who can’t advocate for themselves. Everyone is invited to join the SAA. Members will make sure the needs and wants of each other are being met.

Benefits of Joining

  • Gain self-confidence and self-respect.
  • Build strong friendships.
  • Achieve your goals.
  • Share your story.
  • Experience teamwork.
  • Receive special updates and invitations to member only events.
Christopher Milo
13 Messages from Milo

When we lead with love and not with fear, we position ourselves for success.

Steve Pelton
We Thrive Together

Winners don’t quit. Stay strong, believe in yourself, and keep moving forward.

Chad Wogan
Self Advocacy Army

Cheer up butter cup, everything going be better soon.