The Aktion Club is a group of self-determined and empowered adults with developmental disabilities.
As self-advocates, they strive to end discrimination and make a change for the better in the way society views people with disabilities. The Aktion Club members have united to lobby for their rights, develop friendships, learn about community resources, contribute, and become part of the community.
The Aktion Clubs are a community service project team of adults with developmental disabilities that work in partnership with Kiwanis.
The Arc of Mecklenburg County has Three Aktion Clubs in the area! Make sure you check out our Calendar of Events page to see the latest events and happenings for the Aktion Clubs.
Contact Steve McIllwain at (704) 332-4535 ext. 106 or for information about Aktion Club activities.
Please visit our calendar page under the home menu bar or click here for Aktion Club activities.
Self-advocacy is the act or process of an individual defending or supporting a cause or proposal for his/her own purpose. The members of the Advocates Powered Up act as self-advocates by uniting as a group to speak up for themselves and others with developmental disabilities in regards to their needs, desires, and issues that effect their lives. Self-advocates know that along with rights, we all have responsibilities to our communities, families, employers, and most of all ourselves. As a self-advocate one must speak up for his/her rights, accept responsibility, and help make it happen.
You can join the Aktion Club if:
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