Speaking Up with Power and Respect Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS)

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS)
Contact: Katie Briedis, Southeast Regional Coordinator
Email Address: katie.briedis@wearemass.org
Phone: 781-789-4274

Plymouth, MA 02362-6025
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Speaking Up with Power and Respect


Get a basic introduction to self-advocacy:

  • What it is
  • How it can help you
  • How to communicate assertively

We review three basic ways to respond to a conflict using visual materials. Instructors use real-life scenarios so that you can practice talking with power and respect. Our goal is to increase your confidence and skill when talking about your needs and wants.

Location: North Plymouth, MA

Website: https://ma-advocates.org/

Length of Program: One session for 1.5 hours

Target audience:  Youth and Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and support staff.

Maximum Number in class: 15

Trainer:  Seasoned self-advocate trainers, John Anton, Donna Jay co-train this session with MASS Regional Coordinators, Bridget Crowley and Susan Moriarty.  All trainers are experienced providing this training.

Accessibility: The training is designed with attention to multiple learning styles, and can be customized upon request.

Comments: Original content created by self-advocates and staff of MASS Advocates Standing Strong.

Assertive communication tips were drawn from Pathways to Community Leadership Resource Guide: Published by STIR-- Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility and The Self Determination Resource Center, projects of the Clinical Center for the STudy of Development and Learning:  A university Affiiliated Program

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7255
Funding Provided by:
The North Carolina Developmental Diasabilties Services Section of the Division of  MH/DD SAS  January 2000--

Service Types

  • Self-Advocacy - Leadership

Program Type

  • Self-Advocacy Training

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service