Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself. It requires knowledge of your personal strengths and challenges, understanding of rights as a citizen, and acting in an assertive manner to make your needs known to others. During this self-guided program, you will explore concepts to help you become a better self-advocate and discover your potential.


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General information about this training and how to participate

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More about the training

This training is self-guided and accessed online.   By the end of this training, you will learn important skills and knowledge including…

  • Using disability-related terminology.
  • Self-assessing disability and accommodation needs.
  • Identifying possible careers of interest.
  • Understanding laws and legal rights.
  • Setting goals for the short-term and long-term.
  • Planning for education.
Download the Self-Advocacy Training Overview (pdf)

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More Information About the Trainers

This training is provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Outreach and Partnerships for the Wisconsin Promise grant.

Access the Self-Guided Advocacy Training Videos

Become a better self-advocate by watching our self-guided Advocacy Training videos.

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If you would like to participate in this training, have any questions, or want more information, please contact your Promise DVR Counselor.

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