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Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.

Articles/Information:  

How to Ride the Bus
How to Work with Personal Care Assistants
 
Learning Disabilities Self Advocacy Manual

Limited Conservatorship Self Help Packet
My Great Story - NDSS Public Awareness Initiative

NDSS educational web-based seminars 
SDRC Conservatorship Guide for Families 

Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination: Shifting the Power
Self-Advocacy Publications

Websites: 

Advocating Change Together
Beach Center on Disability

Disability Scoop
Half the Planet  
National Council on Independent Living
National Kids As Self Advocates
National Youth Leadership Network
People First of California
Research & Training Center on Community Living
San Diego People First
SABE USA-Self Advocates Becoming Empowered 
Self-Advocate Leadership Network 

Mentoring:  

Career-Focused Mentoring
Connecting through Success - Mentoring Through Technology
Creating an e-Mentoring Community
Creative Mentoring Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities
Youth Mentoring  

Streaming videos:  

Basics of Limited Conservatorships
Establishing a Limited Conservatorship

Newsletters:  

Diversity World
Ideal Lives
The Riot

Español:  

Autodefensa
Conocimientos de Abogacia
Planificación de Transición

 

 
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