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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Advocate for Yourself

You can take steps to protect your rights and make sure your needs are met.  This is called “self-advocacy.”  View our “Advocate for Yourself” presentation to learn more about how to stand up for yourself and become a self-advocate.  This presentation is available in three formats:

1.  Slideshow:  View this presentation directly on this web page using the widget below.  The arrows in the lower left corner of the widget will help you navigate through the slideshow.

2.  PowerPointDownload our “Advocate for Yourself” presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format.  In the PowerPoint format, we’ve added notes that may be helpful for teachers, parents and facilitators who want to use this material for their own trainings.

        3.  Transcript of presentationRead the transcript.


Last updated: September 30, 2020

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