Membership Engagement & Announcements

April 2019 ~ Upcoming Webinars!

Cost for this webinar is free for members and $11 per person for non-members. Payment can be made at

Social Connection, Friendships, Love and Belonging

April 23, 2019 ~ 11:00am – 11:45 am EST

Lead: Amanda Rich, PhD.

The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports recognizes love and belonging as fundamental human needs and human rights. In this webinar, we will explore how meaningful social connections sustain us, keep us healthy and safe and give meaning to our lives.  We will also explore the destructive impact of loneliness and isolation and how preventing and disrupting freely-given, social connection is both a tool and consequence of systematic oppression.  We will explore how some advocates and allies of people with disabilities are working to promote and remove the barriers to civic participation, family, friendship, romance and other avenues to love and belonging.  

Register Here for Social Connection, Friendships, Love and Belonging!


Midwest Leadership Institute Applications Open!

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The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is pleased to introduce Marion Holmberg as Communications/Membership Engagement Coordinator.

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Marion is a member of the Save IRIS leadership team and dedicates her time to promote self-directed supports in Wisconsin. She is committed to find effectively promote and increase the opportunity for citizen directed supports on a local, national and international level. As the mother of three young adults with disabilities, Marion has first hand experience in using self-directed supports to create a full life in the community.

Her background includes a degree in Behavioral Disabilities, advocacy training through Partners in Policy Making and participation in the Wisconsin Women’s Network’s Policy Institute.

As Communications/Membership Engagement Coordinator, Marion will

1. Establish an effective communication strategy via social media and other methods;

2. Engage and support current members;

3. Build membership (gain new members and maintain services to and commitment of current

members); and,

4. Establish the Alliance as a respected international and national membership organization

“I am excited to be a part of this vital and growing organization. I look forward to working together to advocate for the freedom and civil rights of people with disabilities and to promote the mission of the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports”. Marion Holmberg.

Marion can be reached at


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