The act of providing advocacy for yourself.
The ability of a student to effectively communicate or assert interests, desires, needs, and rights, as well as to explain his or her disability and its effects on learning and other life activities.
The movement within the disability community that emphasizes the right and responsibility of a person with a disability to speak up for themselves and others. By letting individuals tell others how they feel about issues that affect their lives, they can educate the public about persons with disabilities and how they can be included in all aspects of community life.
Individually or in groups (preferably both), people with mental retardation speak or act on behalf of themselves or others or on behalf of issues that affect people with disabilities.
The development of specific skills and understandings that enable children and adults to explain their specific learning disabilities to others and cope positively with the attitudes of peers, parents, teachers, and employers.
The ability and opportunity to speak on behalf on one's self.
the ability to speak to about one's learning style and what one needs in the way of accommodations in school/workplace to be successful
The act of providing advocacy for oneself.
The ability to identify and explain your needs. Students with disabilities should understand the laws that protect them and help them achieve their academic goals.
An individual asserts, promotes, and manages for themselves their services and situations
Refers to a national movement of people with disabilities speaking and advocating for themselves. There are self-advocacy organizations throughout the United States.
People with MRDD, either individually or in groups, speaking or acting on behalf of themselves, or on behalf of issues that affect people with disabilities.
describes the ability of people with learning difficulties, and others, to identify and express their own needs rather than have their needs represented by others (for example, parents, teachers, social workers, doctors, etc.).
Self-advocacy is an important term in the disability rights movement. It is also used in regard to patients taking control of their own care in the medical system.