Mission and Values
Padres en Acción recognizes the invaluable contributions that parents of individuals with disabilities have made to their communities. Our mission is to advocate with and for the human and civil rights of children and young adults with disabilities and for supports that reflect respect, equity and self-determination for full participation in all aspects of life.
As leaders in Padres en Acción, we value three important concepts: Rights. Empowerment. Advocacy. We firmly believe that when you know your rights, you are empowered and you can advocate.
Our Advocacy Framework understands these concepts to include:
Building Community Allies
How to Tell Your Story
How to Exercise Your Rights
Strategies for Dispute Resolution