GMSA History….How We Got Started

Green Mountain Self-Advocates is a statewide self-advocacy organization. We started in Burlington as one small self-advocacy group in Burlington, VT.

In 1994, allies helped the Burlington group connect with other Vermont self-advocates to create a network.

Together, they started self-advocacy groups in Barre, Middlebury, Rutland, and St. Albans.

Today we have grown to more than 20 local groups where over 600 self-advocates speak up for themselves.

In March 2014, GMSA became an official, federally registered, 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

Our organizational office is located in the capital city of Montpelier.

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