About self-advocacy


What is self-advocacy?

Self-advocacy is when people with intellectual disabilities speak up for ourselves about the things that are important to us. 

What do self-advocates do? 

Self-advocates work for the inclusion of all people in a community.

Self-advocates do three important things: 

  • we understand our rights and how to make decisions, and we speak up about our rights and what we want in our own lives
  • we come together and work as a group,  supporting and learning from one another
  •  we work together and with others to make change happen by advocating for inclusion