You Make the Choices!

Hey Promise participants, have you started, re-started, or finished the self-advocacy training available through Promise?  If not, why not today?

Why is self-advocacy important?

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings.

Self-advocacy means you know your rights and responsibilities, you speak-up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life.

The goal of self-advocacy is YOU decide what you want then develop and carry out a plan to help you get it. It does not mean you can’t get help if you need or want it, it just means that you are making the choices and you have to be responsible for the choices you make.

How to get started…

So let’s get started and remember, I’m here to help. Let’s work together to finish this training and start moving the direction you want!

Find out more about Promise Advocacy Training

Note: Thank you to the Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre for their input on this blog.

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Lisa Hebgen

I am an Education Director at the Wisconsin Technical College System. I work with service providers at each of the technical colleges in the areas of Veterans, Diversity and Disability services. I love my job, it’s exciting and challenging everyday!
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