Come talk with other students on December 1!

The Emerging Advocates Student Group is a discussion group for people with intellectual disability who are in college or just finished college, or who might be thinking about college. The group was created for students with disabilities to talk with others so they could continue to share ideas and learn tips together about advocacy. 

When do we meet?

Our next meeting is Thursday, December 1 at 3-4pm ET.

How do you sign up?

Click here to sign up for the meeting. You will get an email after you sign up. Keep the email. It has the link you need to join.

Who is in the group?

Students are from all over the country. The group is hosted by Liz Weintraub who is a professional and works in disability rights and advocacy. She helps students pick speakers and plan meetings, and shares about her experiences.

What is an emerging advocate?

An emerging advocate is someone who is learning and practicing how to say and do things to make change. Here is an example from one our student members:

Nick attended an inclusive college program. Nick and other students with intellectual disabilities were not included in the graduation ceremony. They couldn’t walk on stage to get their diploma. Nick didn’t think this was fair. He wanted to walk. He spoke up and created change. Now other students in his program can walk during graduation.

What do we talk about?

We talk about college, disability rights, and how you speak up or stand up for what you want and believe in. We have talked about graduation, advocacy, transportation, COVID-19, and even presidential elections. We meet about 4 times a year on Zoom.

We have invited speakers from the disability community, like Judy Heumann, and student leaders like Nick who shared his graduation story.

Why should you join us?

Because everyone can learn something new. The group is a place to learn and share and make new friends. You can come talk or you can just listen.

Do you want to know more?

You can email Liz at lweintraub@aucd.org. She can answer a lot of your questions.

How can you get to know us?