About ACT

Who is ACT?

Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. Since 1979, ACT has been creating leaders in the self-advocacy movement, supporting people with disabilities to stand up for their rights and the rights of others. 

How ACT Makes a Difference:

There is a disparity between the rights people with disabilities have and the rights they exercise, self-advocacy is the fundamental step in fixing that. ACT furthers the self-advocacy movement by developing new leadership. We lead workshops, administer peer networks, and create training materials. Our programs address three areas:

  • Empower individuals
  • Connect them to the disability rights movement
  • Work together to build stronger communities