Tulsa People First is a group of adults with developmental disabilities. We meet each month to support one another as we learn to stand up and speak up for our rights as human beings. We are people first, with abilities and talents. Our disabilities are second.
As people with disabilities, we may have seizures, learn more slowly, and have difficulty walking, talking or hearing. We want to have dignity and be shown respect. We want to be accepted by others, and be able to live and work in the community of our choice. We want to learn to advocate for ourselves and reach our goals.
Although parents, professionals, care providers, and others can help us in many ways, they will never fully understand our situation because they have never felt the discrimination of having a disability.
We want the same rights as everyone else. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Tulsa People First every month. Call 582-TARC for information about our next meeting or social outing.