The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice is a project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at
UMass Boston (ICI) in partnership with the Center for Public Representation (CPR), Self Advocates
Becoming Empowered (SABE), and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), in consultation with
experts from Harvard Law School Project on Disability and the Georgia Advocacy Office.
Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults
with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, we
form partnerships with individuals, families, and service agencies. Together we advocate for personal
choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.
Center for Public Representation (CPR)
Center for Public Representation (CPR) is a national center that is dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities. CPR uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to design and implement systemic reform initiatives to promote their integration and full community participation. CPR is a leader in advancing supported decision-making through its pilot projects, training, technical assistance, and resource development. Working on state, national and international levels, CPR is committed to equality, diversity, and social justice in all its activities.
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the United State’s national self-advocacy organization.
We are a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US. Our
mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the
same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves;
opportunities to make new friends, and to learn from their mistakes.
Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
Since 1976, HSRI has been helping to craft community-based, person-driven service systems. We’re
passionate about supporting leaders and policymakers, and the people they serve, because we share
the same goal: to see all people living healthy, fulfilling lives as empowered, respected members of
Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO)
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. (GAO) is the independent, federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Georgia. Founded in 1977, our mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who have significant disabilities and mental illness. GAO uses a range of remedies to protect and advocate for the rights of Georgians with disabilities, this includes supporting self-advocacy, citizen engagement, individual advocacy, and legal advocacy.