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.
Help youth understand their disability and the associated opportunities and challenges as they embrace disability as one aspect of the whole self.
Help youth understand civil rights laws for people with disabilities.
Help youth explore mentoring opportunities as they prepare for their best life.
Encourage youth to take leadership roles and learn leadership skills.