Advocacy

A free service that offers direct assistance to individuals and/or their families in working with other agencies to provide appropriate services; in receiving appropriate educational services in the least restrictive setting; receiving fair and equitable treatment in health related matters; and in interceding with the criminal justice system. Advocacy at The Arc of Cape May means taking a firm stand on behalf of persons with I/DD and their families. The Self Advocacy program is committed to assisting individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities to become involved in self-advocacy as a means of supporting positive change on both a personal and social level. Self advocates meet regularly to act on and discuss relevant changes to system delivery, public policy, public perception, and build on self esteem and confidence. Contact 609-861-7100 or support@arcofcapemay.org for more information about Advocacy and Self Advocacy.