Who are we?
People First is a self-advocacy organization of people with developmental disabilities. The members of People First formed the organization to be run by and for people with developmental disabilities.
How Are We Making a Difference?
People First members strive to change attitudes about people with disabilities. We are citizens, with rights and responsibilities, and with ability to contribute to our community. We’re getting to know our fellow citizens and public officials and showing that beyond disability, we are people, first. We celebrate the differences between people and are building on each others’ strengths. A major goal of the organization is to make sure people with disabilities are fully included in community life.
What else do People First members do?
People First members are very involved. They represent their local chapter at the State, National, and International levels. They participate in local and legislative advocacy, an annual self advocacy retreat, and join the other members in social activities such as dances, movie nights, picnics and potlucks.
People First typically meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Board Room at Boone County Family Resources, 1209 E Walnut St. For additional information about People First, contact Mark at 573-874-1995 ext. 154.