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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


My best life

Advocating for a best life

To advocate for their best life, youth must develop self-advocacy skills and an understanding of disability awareness and disability rights.

  • Core advocacy concepts
    Help youth speak up for themselves and the things that are important to them.

  • Disability awareness
    Help youth understand their disability and the associated opportunities and challenges as they embrace disability as one aspect of the whole self.

  • Disability rights
    Help youth understand civil rights laws for people with disabilities.

  • Mentoring experiences
    Help youth explore mentoring opportunities as they prepare for their best life.

  • Leadership experiences
    Encourage youth to take leadership roles and learn leadership skills.

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