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Self Advocacy


What is Self-Advocacy?

Self-advocacy is a means of acting on one's own behalf. Knowing how to advocate increases a person's ability to create options to improve their future.  

Self-advocacy is: 

  • Voicing your needs and interests  
  • Solving your own problems 
  • Knowing yourself and being able to say… “This is who I am, this is how I learn, and this is what I need” 
  • Maximizing your potential by reflecting on your needs and taking steps to fulfill them