Focus Area :Self-Advocacy for Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Self-Advocacy for PWIDDs - Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
We started the concept of Self-Advocacy training in the year 2013. Parivaar, in collaboration with National Trust, conducted training for all (State Nodal Agency Center) SNAC coordinators in Delhi. This training program aided the coordinators in becoming mentors. With this Seva-in- Action started conducting Self-Advocacy Training program. We conducted the following training programs
SiA continued to adopt self-advocacy skills among persons with disabilities in their every day’s life. We are discussing their issues in forum’s meetings. Self-Advocacy Forum of India has been conducting convention in every year in the different cities across the India like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Udaipur, Nagda (Madhya Pradesh). Nearly 15 self- advocates travelled without their parents along with SiA team & they were actively participated in 2 days’ conventions across India. Resource persons of convention mentioned that “in every convention representatives of Karnataka state were very active”. Also, Mahalakshmi, President of SAFI participated in Parivaar’s Parents annual meet at Bengaluru, Punjab & Jharkhand. SAFI conducting self- advocates’ State Level Executive Committee meeting every year different places of India like Kerala, Hosur, Pune. In this EC meeting Self-Advocates shares their reports of respective states for the year under the SAFI. Discuss the future plans, sharing the experience and adopting best practices in their groups. During the covid pandemic, the Parivar conducted 2 times SAFI’s virtual national level sessions. In the 1 st session, Self-advocates across different States, shared their experiences of how they handled pandemic situation” and in the 2 nd session, they discussed on “My Family Support”. Our Self-Advocates from Karnataka joined virtual meet, shared their experiences and expressed their thoughts.
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SiA encourage and support formation of Self-Advocates’ Forum for Persons with IDDs. We also provide training to Person with IDDs, special school teachers and parents on Self Advocacy. The interested Self Advocates/ persons with IDDs, professionals and parent can register and they may contact Seva-in-Action.
What is SAFI?
“Self-Advocates Forum of India - SAFI” ioperational office in Pune, Maharashtra which empowers PwIDDs to develop their trust, positive attitudes & basic skills in their day-to-day life.
How can I join for SAFI Group?
You can join through online (click here to fill the form)
How I can get benefits from SAFI for my ward?
By attending SAFI meetings/session you & your ward will get benefits like developing trust, attachment, social communication skills & opportunity express your ward’s feelings and build your ward’s capacity and self-determination.