Resources for Self-Advocacy
Self-advocacy can be the quickest path to meaningful change, but it takes training and development. This is why Summit DD has created resources for people who want to practice self-advocacy or teach self-advocacy to others.
The self-advocacy movement is largely about people with disabilities speaking up for themselves. A person with a developmental disability may call upon the support of others, but the individual is entitled to be in control of and direct his or her own resources. The purpose of self-advocacy is to exercise the right to make life decisions without unnecessary influence or control by others.
The following sessions were created to help develop the skills necessary to advocate for oneself or to inform others in the practice of self-advocacy. The sessions focus on a number of important topics that will help create a foundation for people with disabilities to speak up for themselves and exercise their own rights and preferences.
Session 1: The Basics
Session 2: The Team