Self-advocacy, also called, self-determination, is a valuable skill for students with disabilities. Self-Advocacy involves learning how to speak up for oneself, making one’s own decisions about life, learning how to find information, identifying supports, knowing one’s rights and responsibilities, problem solving, reaching out to others for help, and learning about self-determination. WDE supports students learning how best to self-advocate for themselves starting as young as preschool.
- Success for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Self-Advocacy for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students (Hands and Voices)
- Minnesota Transition Guide for Teachers of Deaf/HOH
- Fostering Self-Advocacy in Elementary Students with Hearing Loss (webinar)
- NEW! Perspectives from DVR Counselor: Article Summary
- Self-Advocacy is a Must Have Skill
- Tips for more Effective Advocacy (NAD)
- Guide to Self-Advocacy Skill Development
- How Do Students who are D/HOH Learn to Self Advocate?
- Planning Checklist for Self-Advocacy and Communication Access (K. Anderson)
- SEAM for School Success- Checklist (K. Anderson)
- Self Determination Checklist
- Informal Inventory of Independence and Self-Advocacy Skills
- NEW! Minnesota Compensatory Skills Checklist