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Self-advocacy

Self-advocacy is not the ability to win arguments or fight for your rights. Rather, it is the ability to effectively articulate your talents and abilities, as well as what you need to succeed. You should:

  • know yourself and your disability;

  • be able to explain your disability to others;

  • be able to explain your needed compensatory strategies; and

  • take initiative and communicate.