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Self-Advocates of Michigan (SAM) is a statewide organization led by leaders with developmental disabilities.  It promotes the values of diversity, inclusion, equal rights and the self-determination of individuals with disabilities.  It respects the capabilities of people with disabilities.  Self-Advocates of Michigan is guided by the principle of “Nothing About Us Without Us”.  This principle means no policy should be decided without direct participation of people whose lives will be affected by that policy or decision.

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