Partners in PolicymakingPartners in Policymaking



New Mexico

I want to be a model for my seven year old daughter with cerebral palsy. I want her to know that she has a voice and should have the tools and self esteem to use it.

Partners are making changes in their communities. I don't feel powerless.

Self advocates seek crosswalks with signals, a lengthened walk period, pedestrian over pass, or alternative signals for people who are blind when a friend with developmental disabilities was killed crossing a street.

Diversity is important. Most of us now see that all people are people first with needs and rights. We all want to enjoy life, to feel productive and secure.