Arc of Wabash County is a member of the Self-Advocates of Indiana. Self-Advocates of Indiana is a state-wide program established on January 10, 1990 by individuals with developmental disabilities. The stated mission of Self-Advocates of Indiana is to speak out and educate for equal rights, respect, and inclusion for all in the community.

The goals of Self-Advocates of Indiana include:

  1. Exchanging ideas;
  2. Learning about rights and responsibilities for self and others with disabilities;
  3. Helping others with disabilities to understand their rights;
  4. Learning to run a self-advocacy group;
  5. Encouraging self-advocates to meet in their communities and to advocate for self and others in their communities;
  6. Learning to communicate so that others can understand.

While attending Arc, individuals have the opportunity to participate in the Arc of Wabash County Self-Advocates group, also known as Council of Persons Served. Members of the group meet monthly to increase self-advocacy skills, leadership skills, problem solving skills, knowledge of rights and responsibilities, assertiveness skills, and communication skills.