img_0172img_0172Self Advocacy advisers Linda and Chris stand together smiling. The Berkshire Advocates & Southern Berkshire Advocates have been an active self-advocacy group since 1995. 


The group’s meetings are an open and casual environment for discussion of topics that are created and chosen by the group members.  These topics have included issues of social, personal, and legal nature in years past.  All topics are centered around the personal growth of the members, and their quest to be integrated participants within their community.  The group also sponsors monthly “Chance to Dance” dances to raise money for their group, which is also in turn used to help their community through annual charitable donations.  The goal of this group is to continue to support one another in all ways possible, and always to have fun!