Share Your Experience in Advocacy

"Genetic Alliance is partnering with Parent to Parent USA (P2P) and Family Voices (FV) to collect resources that will support individuals who wish to act as advocates on behalf of themselves, their families, or others living with the same condition. The tools will be part of an accessible online toolkit, with advocacy resources grouped by topic area.
They would like to include a personal story that demonstrates the importance of advocacy from an individual, family member, or caregiver in each of the toolkit topic areas. For this project, 'advocacy' can include any example of a time when you or your family communicated a need, shared your story, or took steps to get something you wanted or needed.
Do you have a story to share about advocating in one of the following areas?
·      Youth Leadership
·      Transition to Adulthood
·      Insurance and Financial Assistance
·      Communicating about Your Health
·      Access to Health Care
·      Accessible Communities
To have your story included in the advocacy toolkit for individuals and families, please send a 1-3 paragraph summary by Friday May 31, 2013 to Sharon Romelczyk, Program Manager at Please only include information you wish to be shared, including any and all names or other identifying information.  If we include your story on the toolkit, we will contact you to let you know your story has been selected. Please let us know if you have any questions about the stories, how they will be used for the toolkit, or the toolkit in general."

Written by: Sharon Romelczyk, MPA, Program Manager, National Genetics Education and Consumer Network (NGECN)

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