Definitions for "Self-Advocacy"
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.
The abilities required to take primary responsibility for one's life and to make choices regarding one's actions free from undue interference. Also called self-determination.
The process of obtaining needed services for oneself.