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Advocacy is a Path,
You choose the Direction!

2015 People first statewide gathering
People First...
advocacy is a path,
you choose the direction


june 12-14, 2015

Registration is now open

Early bird pricing ends to 5/1/15

spaces fill up fast...register soon

Click here or the Path image above to fill out an send in a registration form

Then pay online (or through mail)

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Vendor #P64650 and Service Code #102


“We are people first, our disability is second”


If you see us as equal, but different and do not include us in the decisions that affect our lives you will see us as your disabled client.


If you get out of our way and we have the opportunity to gather power and knowledge over OUR own lives we will become strong and successful.


New! Regional Map and Chapters Guide

State Map of Regions

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9

Region 10

Region 11

Region 12

Region 13

Our goal is to serve you better, and help you find the support you need!

If you are seeking a People First Chapter in your area, simply open the state map of regions on the left, identify your region, and then open the corresponding list of chapters for that region. You can also print out the list!

People First Is


People First is an organization of People with developmental disabilities who are learning to work together on how to find their voice.

Using different tools such as peer mentoring, we discover our true identity by living, working, and making new friendships.

We embrace our rights and responsibilities that we meet each and every day when making decisions. These challenges strengthen our commitment to educate our neighbors on who we are.

People First is run BY and is FOR people with developmental disabilities

We learn:

  • To find our voices
  • To stand up for ourselves and our peers
  • Leadership skills
  • To run our own meetings
  • Our identity and history
  • To make system wide changes
  • To be involved in our local neighborhoods
  • How to make friends
  • To organize chapter functions and conventions
  • How the political system works
  • Respect and kindness for each other