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.


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 Self Assessment

Self-awareness - This self-assessment is designed to help you look at how you’re growing as a leader.


Guidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities

Understanding your Disability


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

How and When to Disclose your Disability – The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities


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

National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability

Taking a Leadership Role – be a strong advocate for yourself!