Instruction in Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy means taking responsibility for communicating needs and wants in a straightforward manner to others. Learning these skills will help a student plan for their future, learn things that are important to them, and be successful after high school.

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10 Self-Advocacy Tips for Young People with Disabilities

Video - 10 Self Advocacy Tips for Yount People with Disabilities

Self-advocacy activities may include learning about:

NCLD Youth
youth.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

 Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities

Understanding your Disability


  Center for Parent Information and Resources


Montana Youth Transitions

Decision Making and Setting Goals - 2 Resources


Learning Independent Living Skills

Life Skills Inventory

Complete this Life Skills Inventory which is an independent living assessment tool.


Student Transition Tennessee

Preparing for Life After High School.



Dollars and Sense - Dream, Save, Spend

Financial Literacy


 Job Accommadation Network

Requesting and Using Accommodations – know how to request and accept help


 National Disability Rights Network

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities