Tuscarawas County Advocates Council

Supporting Each Other to Support Ourselves

TuscBDD welcomes the  self advocacy group Tuscarawas County Advocates Council. The group consists of individuals with a variety of abilities and formed to meet a need to empower individuals to become more independent. The group consists of individuals who receive supports from a number of residential and day providers who want to become more intensively involved in their community.

The Power of Words

Individuals with disabilities were recently asked about "words." What are some words that you like or that make you feel good? What are some words that you don't like to hear people say to you or words that hurt you? These are some of their answers:

Words I like to hear when people are talking to me or about me. Words that make me feel good.

  • Good Job
  • Friend
  • Fun
  • Saying that I am caring/ kind
  • Beautiful
  • Smart
  • We respect you
  • We love you.
  • Good job

Words that I don't like to hear people say about me. Words that hurt me.

  • Dumb/Stupid
  • RETARD
  • Saying I'm ugly/bad/fat/lazy
  • I am not your friend/You don't have any friends
  • Mean words
  • I hate you
  • Saying I'm crazy
  • Calling me names
  • Making fun of me

For more information or for questions, email us at advocates@tuscbdd.org .

Advocacy Council




The next Tuscarawas County Advocates Council meeting will be held on Wednesday August 23, 2017 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. at Tuscora Park. We'll be taking pictures of the group on the Boardwalk to celebrate our contribution to the project.  Please bring along your ideas for more fundraising projects as well as places you are interested in visiting and guest speakers you would like to invite to future meetings.  Bring your lunch to the meeting if you would like.  Hope to see you there!      


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