Self Advocacy

Self-advocacy is the ability and opportunity to speak up for yourself. Self-advocacy for persons wth disability is an important factor since it enhances their level of independence and inclusion in society.

Persons with disability practice self-advocacy by representing themselves and others to the authorties and policy makers, entities that provide them with services and other organisations, whose decisions would be impacting their lives directly. The persons with disability are able to voice their concerns and needs by being active participants within the community.‚Äč