Self-advocacy refers to the act of speaking up for yourself, asserting your rights, needs and interests, and actively participating in decision-making processes that affect your life. It involves communicating opinions, concerns, and desires to others, such as employers, educators, healthcare providers, or policymakers.
Self-advocacy is especially important for individuals with disabilities. Through self-advocacy, individuals with disabilities can promote their own well-being, protect their rights, and strive for equality, inclusion, and fair treatment.
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