What is Self Advocacy

Learn

Self advocates learn skills and information to help us stand up for ourselves, such as communication skills, human rights and legal rights, how laws get made, and strategies for creating change.


Connect

Self advocates create relationships that are respectful and meaningful to everyone involved. Self advocates build lifelong friendships and learn the benefits of being part of a group.

Grow

Self advocates are role models for others. Self advocates are leaders in our communities who create the changes we wish to see in the world.

Meet our team

We love Self Advocacy!
Ness Bellini

Ness Bellini

Regional Coordinator

Ness has been part of the self advocacy team since 2017. They are currently pursuing a master's in social work and are very interested in making sure that all people have access to equitable support services. When Ness is not working they enjoy spending time outside and cuddling with their cat Harriet

Amber Petell

Amber Pettell

Self Advocacy Facilitator

Amber joined the Self Advocacy team in 2015 what has been involved in self advocacy in one way or another since she was a young teenager. She comes to the job with her own lived experience of having a disability and is deeply passionate about creating a society that validates and celebrates differences instead of creating harmful stigmas. Outside of work Amber's favorite hobby is watching movies.

James miller

James Miller

Regional Consultant

James is a veteran self advocate who has been working with the Self Advocacy team for more than a decade. He brings a unique voice to the team. His skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities have made him very respected among his peers. Outside of work James is very close with his family and enjoys sports.

West Region News

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Save the Date

Save the Date: 17th Annual West Region Self Advocacy   Conference VIRTUAL EDITION  VIRTUAL EVENT APRIL 25th-28th 2021  Questions? Please Contact Us – (413)887-4205/NBellini@wmtcinfo.org or  (413)535-6999/APettell@wmtcinfo.org 

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Massachusetts West Region Self Advocacy

187 High Street Suite 303

Holyoke, MA 01040

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