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Self-Advocacy

The PowerPoints and workbooks were developed by individuals with disabilities and were designed to be co-presented with another individual. You can edit the presentation to make it your own. If you have any questions about the presentations or suggestions please click on the feedback button on the bottom left of this page. Enjoy sharing this information with others!

Introduction to Self-Direction

This PowerPoint can be presented by self-advocates and supporters. It helps youth learn to make life choices based on their dreams and future goals.
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I Want a Good Life Workbook

This workbook can be filled out by youth with assistance from supporters if needed. It is designed to help young people with disabilities create a plan to live a life of their choosing by identifying the persons and things that are important in their present lives as well as steps they need to take to achieve future goals.
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It’s About Me Workbook

This workbook can be filled out by youth with assistance from supporters if needed. It is designed to help young people with disabilities become more self-aware, by identifying their strengths, the things that are important in their lives, and their dreams for the future.
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I Want to Make Friends

This PowerPoint can be presented by self-advocates and supporters. It teaches youth the meaning of friendship as well as how to introduce themselves and get to know others.
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My Opinion Counts: How to Become a Self-Advocate

This Powerpoint can be presented by self-advocates and supporters. it is designed to guide youth with disabilities through the process of becoming an effective self-advocate. This training teaches them to speak up for themselves in order to obtain the services they may need as well as the importance of making their own choices.

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Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
700 E. Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
804.828.3876 (voice) 804.828.0042 (fax)
www.partnership.vcu.edu

Last Updated May 2013
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