Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy Final Report

November 8, 2012


pdf File 2012 Full Report: PDF (1,031KB) [download]

doc File 2012 Full Report: Word (267KB) [download]

pdf File 2012 Self-Advocate Summary Report: PDF (577KB) [download]

doc File 2012 Self-Advocate Summary Report: Word (1,908KB) [download]

Valuing the vital importance of the self-advocacy movement, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) launched an unprecedented commitment to better understand the current state of the movement, promote state team planning, and develop suggestions for national actions and policy to support the movement. In collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities network, self-advocates, and allies, a series of nine regional summits across the country were held in 2011 and 2012 to promote collaboration, planning, and recommendations at the state and national levels. Every US state and territory participated in the initiative.

This report summarizes the goals of the Self-Advocacy Summit Initiative and describes the planning, implementation, findings, outcomes, evaluation, and feedback of the events. An initial report was developed after the 2011 series of summits; this final report includes updated information gained from the summits held in 2012.


  • At right are the full and summary reports, in both Word and PDF. 
  • You can also watch a captioned video of Liz Weintraub reading the summary report below or on youtube here.