written by Aarcha Varadaraj, intern

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What is Self-Advocacy?

Self-advocacy is, in simple terms, having your own set of ideas, making your own decisions and learning to have a voice of your own. People with disabilities often find themselves taking a step back when it comes to asserting themselves, and thus not having a voice of their own. This is an important skill in leading our day to day lives independently. There are three parts to becoming an effective self-advocate:

  • Know your strengths & acknowledge your weaknesses
  • Identify strategies to overcome those weaknesses
  • Effectively communicate those needs to others

Why is Self-Advocacy important?


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