Advocacy that makes a difference
By combining our years of experience and knowledge we have built a strong presence at both a local and state level. As advocates, we have worked to build a collaborative relationship with the State of Alaska providing benefit to agencies, and most importantly, to the people and families we serve.
AADD also partners with other advocacy groups to ensure a unified provider voice and active collaboration across the state of Alaska.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority provides leadership in the advocacy, planning, implementing and funding of services and programs for Trust beneficiaries. The Trust Land Office is contracted exclusively by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to manage its approximately one million acres of land and other non-cash assets to generate revenue to better serve our beneficiaries.
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education
Alaska' unique geographical area with a relatively small population requires a management system tailored to meet the needs of Alaskans. The Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education was created to meet Alaska's diverse needs. The Council uses planning, capacity building, systems change, and advocacy to create change for people with disabilities.
Key Coalition of Alaska
Key Coalition of Alaska educates legislators about the importance of sustaining community-based services for people with disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through their annual statewide Key Campaign advocacy efforts.
Peer Power Alaska is a self advocacy group supported by the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education, the Center for Human Development, and the Disability Law Center of Alaska
SUPPORTED DECISION MAKING AGREEMENTS
Supported Decision-Making Agreements are written agreements that give people the help they need to make choices about their lives. These choices could be about where to live, what to do during the day, how to spend money, or when to see a doctor.
Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future.
STONE SOUP GROUP
Stone Soup Group is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that provides information, support, training and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs. We are staffed almost entirely by parents or family members of children with special needs, so we know the journey and work from a family centered philosophy.