Camden People First

Camden People First

Camden People First is a self-advocacy project run
and led by people with learning difficulties.

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What is self-advocacy?

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings. Self-advocacy means you know your rights and responsibilities, you speak-up for your rights, and you are able to make choices and decisions that affect your life. The goal of self-advocacy is for YOU to decide what you want then develop and carry out a plan to help you get it. It does not mean you can’t get help if you need or want it, it just means that you are making the choices and you have to be responsible for the choices you make.

It is important to learn self-advocacy skills because it helps you decide what you want and what is possible for you to expect. When you have good self-advocacy skills you can have more control and make the life decisions that are best for you. Self-advocacy helps to empower you, to speak-up for yourself and make decisions about your life.

People with disabilities speaking up for themselves, making decisions about their lives, and taking action to claiming their rights. Being more involved with your life.

Speaking up for others that can’t speak.

Teaching people skills to help them make small and big decisions.

Self-Advocacy is about working together.

Self-Advocacy is about having fun.

Being able to communicate what you want.

Working toward being more independent by NOT being a victim.

Learning to speak up and knowing how to ask for what you need.

Taking charge of your life and expanding your potential by knowing who you are, what you want, and what you need to get it.

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