The self-advocacy group’s mission is to encourage individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Individuals will be provided resources to speak up for themselves, make their own choices, and self-direct their lives.

2020 V.O.I.C.E. Schedule

January 16 – Mahoning County 10am-1pm
February 19 – Mahoning County 6pm-7:30pm
March 19 – Trumbull County 10am-1pm
April 21 – Trumbull County 6pm-7:30pm
May 13 – Mahoning County 10am-1pm
June 17 – Mahoning County 6pm-7:30pm
August 21 – Summer Picnic
September 22 – Trumbull County 10am-1pm
October 6 – Trumbull County 6pm-7:30pm
October 20 – Annual V.O.I.C.E. Conference
November 17 – Mahoning County 10am-1pm
December – TBA


  1. OSDA and project Stir Information
  2. Local Advocacy Clubs (check with Tekissa – working on this for current newsletter)
  3. ARC of Ohio
  4. Ohio DD Council
  5. Employment First Ohio
  6. Voice Self Advocacy NorthEast Ohio

TCBDD contacts:

Candie Burbick, SSA – 330-652-1116 ext. 160 or

All locations and further details will be announced and on the monthly flyers that go out at the previous monthly meeting.

Trumbull County self –advocacy committee planning meetings will occur on the second Tuesday every month starting in April at Tomaski Center in training room.

Annual VOICE Conference: October 20, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center


July 2020

If you’re interested in receiving the Self Advocacy Newsletter, please send your email address to Tekissa Graham @

Videos with Christopher Milo:

Trumbull County Advocates had the privilege of being interviewed by Christopher Milo to support his 13 messages. You can watch Christopher Milo’s videos on Vimeo and we have also shared links to these particular videos:
Andrew’s video is here.
Anja’s video is here.
Justin’s video is here.
Ashley’s video is here.

Self Advocacy

420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446 | Phone: (330) 652-1613 | Fax: (330) 652-5864

Candie Burbick
SSA – 330-652-1116 ext. 160