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The Art of Impact: A Handbook for Self-Determined Living (Center for Parent Information and Resources, CPIR)


The Art of Impact explores the power of self-advocacy. It presents the thoughts of a core group of committed leaders on the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). The book shares tips, tools, and strategies for advocacy to help people with disabilities live self-determined lives and become advocates for change.

The eBook is available on a computer or a variety of mobile devices, including an iPad or a Smartphone; it can also be printed for people that would prefer a paper version. It was written by a self-advocate, with this message for those with disabilities: “This is your life and you have the right to speak for yourself and to be involved in the decisions that impact your life.”


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