Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.
Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your supervisor for help, or requesting to not have onions on your burger at a restaurant. Self-Advocacy is important, because it helps us become more independent.
What Does Self-Advocacy Look Like?
Here is an example scenario to help you gauge how strong your self-advocacy skills are. There is no right or wrong answer. This question just helps you raise self awareness of how often you self advocate and whether you need to improve this skill or not!
You are taking the bus to the store and need to sit near the driver so they can tell you when you have arrived at your stop. All of the seats near the front of the bus are full. What do you do?
- Ask the people sitting near the front of the bus if they can please move.
- Sit at the back of the bus
- Ask the bus driver for help
Which answer did you choose and why? Tell us in the comments!