Training Institute

Alliance Training Institute:


As part of the Training Institute, Alliance self-advocates co-lead presentations and webinars for people with disabilities, staff, parents/family/ guardians at schools, agencies, organizations, state and national
conferences on topics such as:

  • Self-advocacy
  • Rights
  • Respect
  • Bullying
  • Employment
  • Hopes & dreams
  • Hiring and training support staff
  • And much more!

To learn more about the Training Institute, please contact Tara Ahern, Project Director, at [email protected]


Advocates from Charleston presenting with Alliance staff, Krescene


James, Tavarus & Cami presenting during lunch at the Arc of IL Convention


Michael & Iris presenting at Speak Up Speak Out in Springfield


Adam speaking with ICDD Director Kim Mercer-Schleider at Speak Up Speak Out in Springfield


John presenting “Telling My Story” at the Alliance Ambassador Graduation event


James speaking about the importance of hopes & dreams at a regional event


Adam, Tavarus & James presenting at the Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Conference in Birmingham, AL


Cami presenting to self advocates with Alliance staff, Tara


Billy presenting to staff on the importance of self advocacy


James serving as the keynote speaker at Speak Up Speak Out in Springfield, IL

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