What is Self-Advocacy?

  • Getting to know yourself, being proud, and feeling strong

  • Getting to know the people around you, making friends

  • Learning new things, solving problems, making our case, and negotiating for what you want

  • Making your own decisions and knowing your responsibilities

  • Thinking of all the other civil rights movements and preserving your rights

  • Realizing you are not alone, that there are other people who are just like you

  • Being part of your community

  • Listening to people’s ideas and respecting their opinions

  • NOT judging people because of the way they look or speak

  • Meeting politicians and telling them like it is

  • Spreading the word and getting others involved in self-advocacy, especially teens.

  • Helping others become leaders, feeling the power


Learn more about Self-Advocacy across the USA by clicking here.




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