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Important Steps For Self-Advocacy

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Important Steps For Self-Advocacy


Important Steps For Self-Advocacy

1. REVIEW
Make sure you understand your school's system of supports and services. And, where you fit within it.

2. RECORD
Take notes on communications between school staff and you.

3. REQUEST
Seek help from those who have similar experiences. Like advocacy groups or peers.

4. REFER
Help others better understand your strengths, learning challenges, and instructional needs.

Suggested Citation

National Center on Improving Literacy (2021). Important Steps For Self-Advocacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from http://improvingliteracy.org.