Disability Advocates 4 Action

Disability Advocates 4 Action (DA4A) is a group of citizens with or without disabilities who take action to promote equal access for individuals with disabilities to all services, programs, activities, resources and facilities in society whether public or private. They serve as an Advisory team for Independent Living Resource Center’s Board of Directors.

On the 1st Wednesday of each month the group provides lunch to anyone in the community for a minimal fee. Proceeds are utilized to support DA4A's advocacy campaigns. The group also meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to plan events and speak with guests, such as legislators and community leaders. In addition, DA4A meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to work on Action Items such as writing letters to legislators and developing agenda items. Anyone is invited to attend and if special accommodations are required, please call at least a week prior to the meeting.

DA4A meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at ILRC. For more information, call (316) 942-6300 Ext. 234.

Individual & Systems Advocacy

ILRC provides individual training on improving advocacy skills and offers many opportunities to advocate for your needs through letter-writing campaigns and trips to the state capitol to meet with government leaders. ILRC holds monthly advocacy meetings and stays current on legislative issues that impact people with disabilities.

ILRC advocates for laws and protections for people with disabilities in our State and across the Nation and we encourage consumers to get involved with politics and with advocacy to protect the rights of people with disabilities. ILRC holds legislative forums and has frequent contact with local and state leaders on issues relating to disabilities.