Self Advocacy

This week I am giving a presentation on my favorite topics the self-advocacy age where people with disabilities are becoming independent participants in their communities. Having a disability doesn’t limit our understanding, but in fact empowers us to be involved in issues that affect us and make changes through voting. It is important for people with disabilities to be aware of issues that directly affect them while getting an opportunity to be part of the process and discussion. Nothing is more empowering then using your voice to advocate change. The first step is to know what the disability issues are and what is needed. The second one is to educate your self on disability laws and protected rights. A good advocate has excellent communication and listening skill. Also keeping good records while becoming a master at negotationing will also help. In order to promote positive change through activism we must work together while respecting one another. There is no better feeling than being able to speak up for your self or others to make a positive impact

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