Self-Help versus Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy Self-Advocacy is the act of advocating for yourself and your rights – speaking up for and protecting yourself (with or without the help of others). Self Advocacy Steps: Identify something you need to change in your life.  Do your homework – is this a possible discrimination issue? What are your civil rights on this particular issue? Decide if you … Read More

Meet the DEC Staff: Barb Feaser

We like to take a moment on our blog to introduce you to the hardworking people that make up our staff at the Disability Empowerment Center.  Today we sit down with Barb Feaser, the Director of Independent Living at the Disability Empowerment Center. How did you end up working at DEC? I had previously worked at the Center For Independent Living … Read More

DEC Success: Gina Baum

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Gina Baum, who is not only a DEC Consumer but a DEC Staff Member serving as a peer mentor. I originally came to DEC because I was looking for employment and a place … Read More