To support youth as they develop their best lives, consider the importance of self-advocacy and planning. To make sure everyone is working toward the same goals, encourage families to set high expectations and develop a vision for what a good life looks like for their child.
Use the Charting the LifeCourse framework to help youth develop a vision for their future and discover what it takes to live their best lives.
Help youth understand their traits, feelings, motivations and actions, as well as recognize how they're perceived by others.
Developing a vision
Help youth develop a vision for their best life.
Advocating for a best life
Help youth develop self-advocacy skills and an understanding of disability awareness and disability rights.
Planning for a best life
Help youth establish goals and identify steps to reach those goals.