Tracy focuses on advocacy work in a variety of ways. He consults with local schools, is a member of the Vermont Statewide Communication Task Force, and does ongoing work with Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) of Montpelier, Vermont. Now an employee of WCMHS, he works as an advocate and educator, Tracy mentors teenagers and adults and leads trainings on communication.
In Tracy’s words:
“The self-advocacy movement for people with disabilities has its roots in the broader civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. By teaching others to self-advocate and make their voices heard, I feel like my life has purpose. For educators, I recommend teaching students the power of self-advocacy and speaking up to meet their goals in life. Green Mountain Self-Advocates brings together self-advocacy groups in Vermont. GMSA has empowered many people through education and conferences.”
Green Mountain Self-Advocates: http://www.gmsavt.org