Self advocacy means speaking up for oneself. It refers to your ability to effectively communicate an interest, desire, need, or right — and negotiate to resolve it. It also means making informed decisions and taking responsibility for them. Effective self-advocates understand individual strengths and needs, identify personal goals, and recognize legal rights and responsibilities.
Self advocacy in your life
The principles, tactics and resources that support self advocacy vary a great deal by setting, situation and context. Resources have been developed to support your efforts in settings that include: