Self-Advocacy: The ability of a person to stand up for
their rights is not always easy. The staff at disABILITY LINK teaches advocacy
techniques to assist individuals how to become self-advocates.
Systems Advocacy: Government laws, regulations, and
programs often present barriers to independence. Discover the proper way to
voice your opinion and promote change. See how a self-advocate can affect
change to benefit the entire comm unity. Become an effective advocate and use
our Advocacy Address page to contact your political representatives.
Our Peer Network provides opportunities for people with disabilities to
directly contribute to their community. You can simply be a Peer Supporter and
be friend to a new consumer, or move up a level in the Peer Network. Peer
Mentors utilize the support of the Center to gather others to develop community
projects, establish support groups, and more. We always need more Peer
Supporters to demonstrate how they have dealt with their disability and been
successful in their own lives. Call 404-687-8890 to become a Peer Supporter
Atlanta has a wealth of resources. Finding them can be a real problem.
If you need information or are searching for community resources, call us. Our
staff has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a continuously growing
database of information fo r and about the Atlanta disability community.
Independence does not come easy. The problems of dealing with a
disability can become an insurmountable barrier to independence. The staff at
disABILITY LINK attempts to identify problems and offer assistance in seeking
Look for opportunities to develop some vital skills, as well as having
fun learning valuable information at our seminars. See what's coming up on our
Calendar of Events. Skills training is also available on a one-on-one basis for
those who require it and is completely designed to the individual's wants and
disABILITY LINK along with five other Centers for Independent Living across the state have joined forces to assist those who want to leave nursing facilities (homes) and live in their own communities. If you want to leave a nursing facility or know of someone who does, please call us.
For more information, please contact us at:
755 Commerce Drive, Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-8890 Voice
711 (TTY Relay)
(404) 687-8298 FAX