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Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities



Self-Advocacy Clubs


Project Vote
Project Vote aims to educate people about their rights and responsibilities in regards to voting.  We also want to educate people about how to exercise their rights and live up to their responsibilities in regards to voting.

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People First
We believe that all people with disabilities should be treated as equal and be able to speak up for what they want by serving as leaders and working together as a team with all members of the community.  Each local chapter of People First focuses on helping people with disabilities become self-advocates.

People First works with state legislators and builds relationships with other advocacy groups and state agencies. We believe that if policymakers begin to really know people with disabilities, they will be able to make positive changes for them.


Project STIR
Project STIR stands for Steps Towards Independence and
Responsibility.  Project STIR teaches self-advocates how to train others to become self-advocates.  We provide practical tools for anyone interested in being a leader in making choices, and support strengthening local self-advocacy groups through the development of leadership skills.

In addition to empowering people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, and professional advocates, Project STIR also helps train self-advocates to train other self-advocates.    


Aktion Club
Where development has no disability.  Aktion Club believes in providing adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills and to serve their communities.  We do this through character building, leadership, inclusiveness, and caring.

Aktion Club is a Kiwanis organization - recent service projects include raising $1300 for Special Olympics, collecting shoes for third world countries, and participating in Movers for Moms.