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Youth in Transition Toolkit:

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In(ter)dependent living

Advocacy and supports

Self-advocacy

Does the youth have self-advocacy, self-determination and self-efficacy skills for independent living?

  • Awareness: Understand what self-advocacy means for independent living.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs related to self-advocacy for independent living.
  • Preparation: Practice self-advocacy skills at home, school and in the community.
  • Implementation: Use self-advocacy skills at home, school and in the community.

Instruction in self-advocacy

Hear what young people have to say about self-advocacy

Watch this 4 minute video and learn about different environments and experiences where these young people advocated for themselves in work, in school and with family.

Self-Advocacy

 

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in developing self-advocacy for independent living.

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DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore self-advocacy for independent living.

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