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Self-Advocacy: Becoming an Active Member in Your Community

If you have ever defended your rights or the rights of other people, you were acting as an advocate. Self-advocacy means taking responsibility for telling others what you need and want in a respectful and direct way. Anyone can be a self-advocate. Speaking up for yourself or someone else can help you be independent, and in charge of decisions for your life. However, it’s not always an easy thing to learn to do. It takes time and practice. This article will share ways to learn and practice self-advocacy. It will share ways you can get involved in your community and how being a good self-advocate can help you do that.

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