How Can I Be A Self-Advocate?
An advocate is a person that speaks up for what is right. Some people use the word "self advocate" which is a person who speaks up for their own rights, and takes responsibility for themselves. Being a self-advocate means taking charge of your life, job, home, and more. This also means learning about and knowing which jobs you like and don’t like.
Examples of how you can self-advocate:
- Speaking up for yourself
- Asking for what you need
- Negotiating or reaching an agreement
- Knowing your rights and responsibilities
- Asking other people to help you