self-advocacy

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self-advocacy

(esp in the US) n
1. (Sociology)
a. the practice of having mentally handicapped people speak for themselves and control their own affairs, rather than having nonhandicapped people automatically assume responsibility for them. See also normalization
b. (as modifier): a self-advocacy group.
2. (Social Welfare) the act or condition of representing oneself, either generally in society or in formal proceedings, such as a court
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Lastly, the publication Self Advocacy Guide to Guardianship is also a good resource at:
Parental communication with one's child about natural disasters is a helpful lesson in teaching their child self advocacy.
Voice - Wrexham Self Advocacy Group for people with learning disabilities is having an open day at Unit 3, Plas Pentwyn, Castle Road, Coedpoeth.
What self advocacy strategies are important for students with disabilities?
And young people with learning disabilities will be treated to a break away after the Wyre Forest Self Advocacy Group received pounds 2,500.
At the event the bank presented cheques to St Richards Hospice and Wyre Forest Self Advocacy Group as part of its ongoing fundraising activities for local charities.
A review of the literature on self advocacy components in transition programs for students with learning disabilities.
The Blyth Self Advocacy Group and Adults Speaking Out organisations are staging the conference on September 25 and it will cover abuse and harassment in the street, at home, at work and other places, and also the financial and sexual abuse of vulnerable adults.
These students are not academically prepared because we, in the high school, haven't taught them self advocacy skills" (McGuire & Williams, 1998).
It's not always easy to make their own views heard so the project will provide training for them in what we call self advocacy - how to be assertive and speak up for themselves.
The Self Advocacy project has been running at the Grapevine drop-in centre at Doe Bank Lane in Spon End since May.