Empowering Students & Their Communities Through Self-Advocacy Education

 

Does your student know the importance and impact of asking for help in school?

Do they know what to do and say in order to get the help that they need?

Let us help guide you and your student through “HOW” it can be done.

Our Resource Center can gain you access to videos, email templates, communication tips, roles for families and teachers, and scenario script examples between families/students and students/teachers. 

Subscribe to our basic membership plan  We offer a low cost ($4.99) monthly membership plan that allows you unlimited access to all the content in our Resource Center.  There are videos and documents with stories, tips, advice, templates, scripts, etc. that you can use to develop and improve your self-advocacy skills.

By subscribing NOW, you lock in the $4.99 monthly rate for as long as you maintain your subscription active and will maintain unlimited access to all new resources added to the Resource Center.

 

What is Self Advocacy?
Self-Advocacy is a combination of communication, self awareness and acknowledgement. To be an effective self-advocate you need to know yourself, what you need and where to find additional resources needed in order to be successful

Why is Self Advocacy Important?
Self-Advocacy is not only important but necessary. It is the foundation for lifelong success. When you know yourself, strengths and weaknesses your path is made clear, you learn when to follow the crowd and when it’s important to branch out on your own. Self-Advocacy is a great way for students to find solutions to challenges that may not be on your parents’ radar. It can reduce frustration, fear and anger toward your teachers, yourself and others. Advocating for yourself and others reduces your sense of
helplessness and hopelessness in challenging situations and helps build your self confidence. For students, there can be an increased sense of ownership over their learning and an increased ability to develop their independence, self empowerment, self reliance and self determination.

 

Who Can Benefit?
Anyone and everyone!

Register for our free e-mail newsletter.   We periodically publish an e-mail newsletter with information on upcoming classes and other resources, tips, advocacy success stories, etc.

Attend one of our classes.   We regularly offer self-advocacy classes in the Greater Seattle area and you can see our upcoming class schedule that are open to the public on this web site.  If you live in the Greater Seattle area and would like to attend one of our classes, please contact us for more information.

 

Schedule us to speak.   Though we are based in the Seattle area, we will consider speaking engagements or classes anywhere in the United States.  If you are interested in scheduling us, please contact us and we can discuss it.

Questions, suggestions or feedback?   We would love to hear from you about what you are wanting from our website and service and what we can do to help you be more effective self-advocates.  We have lots of ideas of content to roll out over the next few weeks and months, from testimonials, how historical figures have practiced self-advocacy and advocacy for a cause, having a blog where members of our community can interact with us and each other, etc.   However, we will ultimately be driven by what you tell us you find most effective in helping you become better self-advocates.  So don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what is working, what is not, what we can do to help, and any questions, suggestions or feedback you have for us.