North East Advocates Together Peer-to-Peer Connections Technical Assistance Project (NEAT)

2015 NEAT Group

North East Advocates Together (NEAT) is an affiliation of six state self-advocacy organizations that received a three-year federal grant for a Peer-to-Peer Connections Technical Assistance Project. The goal of the project is to develop a group of peer mentors among self-advocacy groups in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont who will in turn, teach other self-advocates leadership and social media skills. Each state has four representatives (three self-advocates and one Developmental Disabilities Network ally) serving on the NEAT Advisory Committee. The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), serves as the DD Network ally for Maine.

NEAT Project partners include the following: Speaking Up For Us of Maine; Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong; People First of New Hampshire; Self Advocacy Association of New York State; Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc.; Green Mountain Self-Advocates; Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council; New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities; Rose F. Kennedy UCEDD-NY; Paul V. Sherlock UCEDD-RI; Center on Disability and Community Inclusion UCEDD-VT; and the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies UCEDD-ME.

North East Advocates TogetherVisit the NEAT website.

Funding Source:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Grant No. 90DN0300-01-00. Administered by Vermont Protection & Advocacy (Disability Rights Vermont).

Funding Period:

October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2016

Project Contact Information:

Skye Peebles, MPH
NEAT Administrative Coordinator
Green Mountain Self-Advocates
2 Prospect Street, Suite 6
Montpelier, VT 05602
802.229.2600
skye@gmsavt.org

Hilary Clark
NEAT Outreach Coordinator
Green Mountain Self-Advocates
2 Prospect Street, Suite 6
Montpelier, VT 05602
802.229.2600
hilary@gmsavt.org

Sandra Horne, M.A., M.A.,
NEAT Advisory Committee Member (Maine)
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 243B
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1236
TTY: Call Maine Relay 711
sandra.horne@maine.edu

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