Self advocacy

What does self advocacy mean?

  • You are able to speak up for the things that matter to you.
  • You have the skills to ask for what you want.
  • You can explain your thoughts and feelings to others.
  • You can make informed choices and decisions about your life.
  • You will know your rights.
  • You will know where to ask for the information you need.
  • You have control over your life and can make the right decisions for you.
  • You take responsibility for your choices and decisions.
Self Advocacy - CASBA Advocacy

Self advocacy sessions

  1. Our self advocacy group helps parents with a learning disability feel more confident and empowered in their parenting and other areas of life. Parents develop good self advocacy skills by working together on topics that they choose as a group.
  2. Examples of topics include: using public transport, asking for reasonable adjustments at appointments or in work, taking part in elections or campaigns, getting involved at school or nursery.
  3. Our self advocacy group is led by a member of staff who is themselves a parent with a learning disability.

Meet other parents

We can also introduce you to other parents with a learning disability so you and your child can make friends.

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Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project.