The goal of Advocacy TEAM (Training, Education and Advocacy Movement) Mississippi is to increase the number of youth and young adult self-advocates with disabilities.
To accomplish this goal, Advocacy TEAM Mississippi will reestablish the Mississippi Self-Advocacy Team as an advisory council and provide self-advocacy training.
Mississippi self-advocates will provide self-advocacy training in the south, central and north Mississippi areas. Twenty-seven secondary schools and three colleges/universities will be the targeted locations for all self-advocacy training. In addition, a statewide youth and young adult summit will be held in spring 2013 to celebrate advocacy services in Mississippi.