Celebrating 50 Years of Support

Know Your Rights

Members of Speak Up create videos explaining Rights. Click on the videos below to watch them!

This video is about The Right to Help Make Decisions that Affect Your Life:

This video is about the Right to be Treated with Respect:


This video is about the Right to Vote:


This video is about the Right to Personal Finances:

 This video is about the Right to Timely Medical Care: 

 This video is about the Right to Privacy: 




In 2015, the Self Advocacy group Speak Up published a calendar highlighting 12 rights of people with disabilities. Each month, they published a newsletter with ideas to help people learn more about the rights. 

Click on the newsletter title to download it as a PDF.

The Right to have both men and women as friends

The Right to vote

The Right to pursue employment opportunities

The Right to timely access to medical and dental treatment

The Right to be treated with courtesy and respect

The Right to participate in educational programs, social classes and recreational opportunities

The Right to manage your personal finances

The Right to adequate food and nutrition

The Right to participate in decisions that affect your life

The Right to communicate freely with the people you choose to communicate with

The Right to ownership and use of your personal possessions

The Right to a safe and clean living environment