How to Advocate for Yourself
To advocate for yourself means to stick up for your needs and wants in a respectful and practical way. These are important skills to have as you grow up and work to achieve your dreams! While legally advocating for yourself may be necessary if you are going to court or if you need to negotiate medical care for yourself, learning how to speak well about your wants is an important skill in any situation.
- This interactive game and lesson will teach you how to stand up for yourself and get what you want! Speak Up Interactive -National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
- While this guide is for teens with disabilities, the tips are applicable in any situation where you might have to advocate for yourself: Be Your Own Best Advocate - Pacer.org