For People With Disabilities: Self Advocacy

My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility

My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility is an eight session curriculum-based group training program focusing on advocating for healthy choices on a daily basis. The emphasis is on gaining knowledge to make informed choices and the skills and tools needed to speak up for good health. Topics include being a self-advocate at medical appointments, physical activity, nutrition, being safe and healthy at home, and feelings. Participants learn the material through discussions, exercises, and visual aids.

My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility iPad App

My Health, My Choice, My Responsibility is AbleLink’s cognitively accessible self-directed learning App designed for self-paced learning of eight important topics necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

It's My Future iPad App

New at the iPad App Store from the National Gateway to Self-Determination, a National Training Initiative funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the It’s My Future! a

Varian's Story

Varian - Willimantic, CT

Varian talks about employment, and the different places he has worked - along with the jobs as well. He also describes how this affected his self-advocacy and what he determined for his own life.

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Tonya's Story

Tonya - Austin, Texas

Tonya has a very powerful story. In this video she talks about moving from Chicago, Illinois to Austin, Texas. She outlines the steps she took to make sure the move was successful and then discusses the things she did to become a part of her new community, such as acting and dancing. She also talks about a "New Self-Advocacy" that is about being comfortable with who you are.

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Shameka's Story

Shameka - Albany, New York

Shameka tells about the Miss Wheelchair program and how it empowers women who utilize wheelchairs to develop superior public speaking and advocacy skills.

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Pam's Story

Pam - Longview, Texas

Pam tells of how she became her own guardian, and how that aided her in being more self-determined and more free in her own life decisions.

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Oscar's Story

Oscar - Philadelphia PA

Oscar discusses Self Advocates United, an advocacy group started by and for self-advocates to teach legislative activism and to speak out on issues that are important to all self-advocates. A part of Self Advocates United, entitled Visions for Equality, aids specifically in this effort, promoting rights for people with disabilities.

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Mike's Story

Mike - Trenton, Missouri

Mike tells his story of political advocacy to remove the r-word from the Missouri State governments' agencies, departments and all legislative correspondence.

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