Hey Champions, Have you heard about SAND?
Self-Advocate Network Development
SAND is overseen by Darren Morris, a statewide self-advocate coordinator for the Arkansas DD Network (a collaboration of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas, Disability Rights Arkansas, and University of Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities) through the GCDD Arkansas’ SAND project. Darren serves as the Self-Advocate Coordinator at Disability Rights, Arkansas. He travels around the state, helping train self-advocates in speaking up and standing up for themselves and rebuilding the various self-advocacy chapters around the state. Darren also serves as treasurer of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), a national self-advocacy group, and the vice president of the Board of Directors of People First Arkansas. If you are a self-advocate in Arkansas and would like to learn more about advocacy, call or email Darren. He would love to hear from you!
Darren Morris, Arkansas Statewide Self-Advocate Coordinator
400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite #1200
Little Rock AR 72201-3455