USA Toolkit 2.00 - What is Self-Advocacy

USA Toolkit 2.00 - What is Self-Advocacy

USA-Iowa TOOLKIT #2.0 - Page 1 of 2 Used and adapted with permission from the IDEAS Project - Center for Disabilities & Development

WHAT IS SELF-ADVOCACY?

"Self-advocacy" is letting our needs and wants be known to others. It means making our own decisions and speaking for ourselves.

[Graphic: A large circle with four small circles each with drawings showing the four
main areas of self-advocacy as stated below.]

"Self-advocates"

USA-Iowa TOOLKIT #2.0 - Page 2 of 2 Used and adapted with permission from the IDEAS Project - Center for Disabilities & Development There are two other kinds of advocacy:

INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY

"Individual advocacy" means having other people (like a family member or friend or a lawyer) represent us in difficult situations.

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY

"Community advocacy" means making changes in the way that laws and rules are written so that all people with disabilities benefit.

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY is also called: