Uniting for Change is the statewide, grassroots network of self-advocates, allies and supporters in Georgia. This network is committed to advocating, organizing, showing up and being heard.
Uniting for Change was founded in 2019 through the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ Expanding Self - Advocacy Grant and is led by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who speak up about what is important, make choices that matter and pursue their dreams.
We support self-advocates to lead and work together to facilitate educational opportunities that help others to understand what self-advocacy means and how to better support self-advocates to have more autonomy, valued roles and opportunities to contribute and be included.
Local Area Networks
Uniting for Change is expanding the self-advocacy network across Georgia by establishing strong Local Area Networks in four areas of the state. By growing the self-advocacy movement more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Georgia take control of their lives, their services, and their citizenship within their local communities, state, nation, and the world.
Over the past four years, Sangha Unity Network has been informing and engaging people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their Medicaid Waiver providers about the advocacy movement in Georgia.
We have engaged 1,017 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state of Georgia.
We have engaged 117 Individual Service Provider Agencies and other stakeholders across the state across the state of Georgia.
Satisfaction of the support and offerings Sangha Unity Network provides for the self - advocacy movement in the state.