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Let us use our creativity to EXPLODE THE TRUTH in the FACE OF THE NATION.” - Justin Dart, Jr.

TN People First Members featured on Smithsonian Poster

Charles Hall and Scott Finney at the 1990 ADAPT action in Decatur Georgia

TN People First members Charles Hall and Scott Finney were surprised to learn that they were in one of the pictures the Smithsonian Institute is featuring in their online exhibit about people with disabilities.  The exhibit, Everybody: An Artifact History of Disability in America features many important items that explain disability history.  It also includes […]

Teaching Members About Self-advocacy

Teaching Members About Self-advocacy Define: Self-Advocacy is an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate, needs, and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994) www.ehhs.kent.edu/cite/CASAP/docs/SADef+tips.doc Self-Advocacy is American. To be able 2 promote, what he or she wants, when he or she wants it. A carton […]

The Video Blog Debut

One of the Southern Collaborative Grant activities is creating video blogs!  Video blogs are short clips about things that state self-advocacy groups are working on and self-advocates care about.  This is the first video blog from Tennessee. If you would like to post a video blog or just a regular blog about self-advocacy issues, send […]

Our Community Standing Strong!

People First of Tennessee is one of six states that are working together to help strengthen the grassroots self-advocacy movement in the south. One of the first steps is to find out what kind of help each state has to offer other states and what kinds of help their state needs. Each state has to […]

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