Help your young adult learn self-advocacy skills


What is self-advocacy?

Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination.

How can I help my young adult learn to advocate for him or herself?

The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA™ Curriculum: A Program for Emerging Self-Advocates with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions by Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D.

Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: An Integral Aspect of Transition Planning

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ADAPT

Autism Research Institute

Be Your Own Best Advocate (PDF)

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA)

National Youth Leadership Network

Autism After 16

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