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 sessions
- 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.
- 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.
- Our self advocacy group is led by a member of staff who is themselves a parent with a learning disability.
Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project.