What is People First of Alabama and what is its mission?

People First of Alabama is a group of individuals with developmental disabilities living in Alabama communities dedicated to making our dreams happen by having choices and control over our lives. This means having opportunities to make decisions and plans for ourselves instead of having others make them for us.

What does having a development disability mean?

Using the term ā€œdevelopmental disabilitiesā€ right now means a disability acquired between birth and age 22, according to Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.

How do we help people to become self-advocates?


  • Community Chapters

  • Legislative Advocacy

  • Leadership and Self-Advocacy Training

  • Young Emerging Leaders

Educate, Engage, Empower (3 Talking Points to expand on.)


  • Have choices and control over their lives

  • Achieve increased funding for supports

  • Access community involvement

  • Obtain competitive employment

  • Live in decent housing of their choice

  • Access to transportation

  • Full citizenship with equal rights

Who do I contact to find out about People First of Alabama?

(205) 986-9988 | state@peoplefirstal.net
1929 Canyon Road, Vestavia, AL 35216


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peoplefirstal/

People First of Huntsville:

(256) 947-5376 pfhsv.jslux81@gmail.com


Facebook: People First of Huntsville

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