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Self-Advocate Advisory Council

Important Links and Documents

Application to Join SAAC
 Allen C. Crocker Self-Advocate Internship

Self Advocate Advisory Council Members at 2011 Buddy Walk & Family Picnic

The Self-Advocate Advisory Council (SAAC) is the MDSC’s latest initiative to ensure that adults with Down syndrome have opportunities to have an active role in our organization. The SAAC is open to any adult with Down syndrome 21 years old and older who has an interest in developing leadership and self-advocacy skills.

Self-Advocate Advisory Council members:

  • Advise the MDSC on issues of importance to young adults and adults with Down syndrome
  • Advise the MDSC on the role of self-advocates in MDSC events and programs
  • Develop personal leadership and self-advocacy skills
  • Participate in and plan events for adults (including SAAC quarterly socials and workshops) and participate in other MDSC programs like the MDSC Legislative Advocacy Task Force 
  • Work as a team

Members of the Council will serve for at least two years, meeting approximately 5 evenings per year at the MDSC office in Burlington, MA.

We are currently accepting applications for new SAAC members through January 30, 2015. If you are interested, please click here for an application and contact information.