An effective self-advocate is assertive, not aggressive. Assume that the college personnel are there to help meet our needs is always a positive start.
Practicing what we are going to say beforehand is a good habit (this will help us be clear and concise when asking for help).
Clear communication is always a bonus and often results in positive outcomes.
Morse, A. (2016, August 3). Self-Advocacy at College or University. Easter Seals Kids at School. https://education.easterseals.org/self-advocacy/