New Self-Advocacy Videos and Resources

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Knowing your rights and then learning how to effectively advocate for yourself are extremely important skills for people with disabilties to have. That’s why we are excited to announce a new 3-part video series, How to Be Your Own Best Advocate.

These videos and accompanying resources were created in partnership with DRTx Self-Advocate Intern Larissa Minner of the University of Texas ACT-LEND Practicum Program and is based on her research, and her professional and personal experience.

Video 1 covers:

  • Defining self-advocacy
  • Tips for problem solving
  • How to be assertive vs. aggressive

Video 2 explains:

  • What partial disclosure is
  • Why and how to use self-disclosure

Video 3 discusses:

  • Facing external obstacles such as people’s attitudes toward your disability
  • Dealing with your own self-talk and internal struggles

Accompanying handouts are available linked below.

Our thanks to Larissa for her great work on this important project.