Statistics only tell part of the story. People sharing their experiences makes the impact of programs and regulations more understandable. Sharing your own story is empowering and can help to create lasting change. We use storytelling as a tool for advocacy for people with disabilities.
Sharing Info On A Homeowner’s Benefit: Gary
From a Nursing Home to My Own Home: Bob
Relying on the Kindness of Strangers for Prescription: Elliot
CIDNY Makes The Difference For Children With Disabilities And Their Families: Gloria
Hurdles to Prescription Drugs = High Risk for Patients: Kyle
Independent Living Centers Help Youth With Disabilities Reach Their Goals: Leslie
All I Need is an Accessible Apartment: Michael
[Image descriptions: A photo of Chris with the words, “I was paying more for my medication than I earned at one point. As a person living with a disability, Medicaid provided a pathway for financial stability and employment. A photo of Tashia with the words, “Medicaid helps me get the medication I need to control my epilepsy and be able to work. I’m afraid of losing that coverage.” Both images were used in social media campaigns to protect the AHCA.]
CIDNY can help, if you need assistance or have a story to share contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also train other Independent Living Centers on crafting effective stories.