Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself and the things that matter to you.  If you want to grow as a self-advocate, The Arc can help. We have lots of ways for you to get involved!


  • Join a committee
  • Be on a panel
  • Lead a training
  • Share your story
  • and more!

It doesn’t matter how much you know about self-advocacy. We welcome you to learn, grow and make a difference.




Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee

Join The Arc Minnesota Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and make change happen! You’ll build skills and become a leader while you work on important issues.  Members learn about issues, plan activities and work on goals as a team. Some members lead meetings or speak at events. Committee meetings are from 5-7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at The Arc Minnesota.



2018 Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee Dates


January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11.

For more information, call  952-915-3653 or contact us.


What Makes a Good Life?

Self-Advocates were asked, “What Makes a Good Life?” Watch this short video and discover what they had to say.



Additional Self-Advocacy Resources

The Arc’s Self-Advocacy Position Statement
Advocating Change Together (ACT)
Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
Self-Advocacy Online
Life Pages

Transportation Resources





For more information,  please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Minnesota at 952-920-0855.