Informing Families is excited to share a presentation on SAIL, Self Advocates in Leadership. Jessica Renner presents on what is SAIL, the work, and ongoing projects.
More about SAIL:
“Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL) is a coalition of over 200 people with developmental disabilities interested in shaping public policy in Washington State. SAIL is unique because the members of the coalition have developmental disabilities as well as the support staff. People with disabilities can have a powerful voice in the legislature. We have been gathering together to learn about how the legislative process works and then putting those skills to work on at least one bill each session since 2004.
Each year SAIL looks closely at each step in the legislative process so that by the time session begins people with developmental disabilities are involved in every step in the process. During each summer the legislative agenda is created to reflect the most important issues chosen by SAIL members.”