Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowship are now closed.

MAC’s Young Adult Leaders Fellowship offers an opportunity for young adults 18-26 with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to learn the professional skills needed to advocate on behalf of other youth with disabilities. The Young Adult Leaders Fellowship involves a one year part-time advocacy training under the direction of the Autism Center public information specialist and senior attorney. A small stipend is provided.

The Young Adult Leaders Fellowship involves working with and learning from MAC staff as they conduct MAC’s three core advocacy and training activities, including advocacy for individual students, legislative and policy advocacy, and training for parents and professionals. In addition to office tasks, the Fellowship will also include active participation in a range of advocacy and training activities with close direction and leadership (for example testifying at the State House, co-presenting at trainings, attending IEP meetings).  After a period of job shadowing in each advocacy and training activity area, and with additional training from MAC staff, the Fellows have had opportunities to participate in meetings, bringing their unique viewpoint as consumers of special education services and supports. MAC accepts applications for the fellowship on a rotating basis.

Questions?  Contact Leslie Hughes, at lhughes@massadvocates.org, 617-357-8431, ext 3223

Click here to meet our Fellows.