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Self Advocates Consortium meets Sept. 2

The Suwannee River Self Advocates Consortium will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Taylor County Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Special guest speaker for the meeting will be Supervisor of Elections Dana Southerland, who will discuss “your rights as a person with a disability in the voting process.”

“This organization is for everyone who has a disability, regardless of age, sex, religion, etc. We need everyone to join us to make things better for all people with disabilities in areas such as transportation, employment, education, accessibility and health care,” Dr. Natalie Whalen said.

The group’s goal is to “empower people with disabilities to be self advocates.” The consortium covers Taylor, Jefferson, Madison, Suwannee and Lafayette counties.