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Are you a youth with a disability or chronic health condition between the ages of 13 and 26 who wants to make a difference? Consider applying to be a member of our National Advisory Board!

The National Advisory Board meets monthly on Zoom. Advisory Board members are expected to spend about 2-4 hours/month on YASA activities and projects. There are opportunities to serve on other boards and committees, travel to attend or present at conferences or meetings, and occasionally get paid to participate on special projects. 


1.    Youth with a disability and/or health care needs who are between 13 and 26 years old

2.    Youth who can make a commitment to be on the Board for at least 2 years

3.    Youth with some leadership experience on a local and/or state level

4.    Youth who are enthusiastic about leadership and advocacy

5.    Youth who are interested in learning more about disability history, culture, and rights

6.    Youth who can work as a team member and who are interested in understanding more about how a project works

7.    Youth who are connected to an advocacy or youth group in their community, state, or another national organization and/or who are willing to make a commitment to do so.

Got a question? Contact for more information.

We invite you to apply for a board position by clicking on the link below. 



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YASA is created by youth with disabilities for youth to educate society about issues concerning us. We believe in self-determination, creating support networks and self-advocacy
for all youth with disabilities in our society.

We are leaders in our communities and we help spread helpful, positive information among our peers to increase knowledge around various disability topics. We also help health care professionals, policymakers and other adults in our communities understand what it is like to live our lives and we participate in discussions about how to help each other succeed. 

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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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