What is Self-Advocacy?

Self-Advocacy is:
Self-Advocacy is NOT:
A civil rights movement A program
Speaking up for yourself
Other people making decisions FOR you
Making your own choicesKeeping everything the same
Something everyone can doPutting yourself down
Learning where to get informationBeing embarrassed to ask for help
Asking for help/support when you need itBeing embarrassed to ask for help
Trying new things
Not taking risks
 Knowing your strengthsStaying home

Adapted from Green Mountain Self Advocates

“There is only one success - to be able to spend your lifein your own way.” 

-Christopher Morley