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Self-advocacy

Self-advocacy is when people with disabilities speak for themselves.

We provide self-advocacy training to people with disabilities to speak for themselves.

 Self-advocacy is:

  • Speaking up for yourself
  • Understanding your human rights and responsibilities
  • Telling people your thoughts and feelings
  • Asking for what you need and want
  • Making decisions for yourself

Self-advocacy helps you live the life you want.

There are many benefits of being a Self-Advocate. Practising self-advocacy can help develop skills in:

  • Goal Setting and decision-making
  • Communication and relationships
  • Self-awareness and assertiveness
  • Anger management
  • Relaxation and Stress management
  • Being social and community participation

Our resources page has tools you can use to help you self-advocate.