This project is funded by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and aims to develop a coalition of student leaders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are prepared to take the helm of Georgia’s advocacy movement upon graduation from their IPSE programs.
For ten months, Project SETA students will participate in virtual sessions with the Center for Leadership in Disability’s Training and Advocacy Manager and Community Advocate Specialist. During these monthly calls, students will receive didactic instruction related to advocacy, leadership, and professionalism.
Each Project SETA student will be required to redeliver 1.5-2 hours of content to the other students within their IPSE program. Redeliveries will introduce students to the following:
- Basics of Self-Advocacy
- Tips for Being Assertive
- How to Write and Deliver an Elevator Speech
Project SETA students will participate in practice sessions with the Training and Advocacy Manager and Community Advocate Specialist prior to their redelivery. Additionally, the Training and Advocacy Manager and Community Advocate Specialist will attend their in-person redeliveries to serve as co-trainers and provide feedback and support. This activity allows Project SETA students to utilize the skills learned within the program and introduce their peers to the fundamentals of advocacy.
Remi Ademola-Dada, Georgia State University
Adam Bedros, Georgia State University
Henry Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
John Buck, Columbus State University
Javier Cremer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Noelle Ford, Kennesaw State University
Justin Gold, Georgia State University
Caleb Griffin, Columbus State University
Sharonda Johnson, East Georgia State College
Jesse Pearsons, University of Georgia
Angela Salas, Albany Technical College
Project SETA alumni will serve for one year on the Project SETA Advisory Council. This council will provide program feedback and serve as an extended training opportunity for alumni. They will be exposed to the rules, roles, and responsibilities of boards of directors and advisory councils. This requirement is contingent upon whether the project is refunded for future cohorts.