Advocacy is a discussion process to make a new proposal or influence existing public policies. If a client's needs are not met in school or at work, a specialist such as an attorney claims the client's needs and helps the client receive the services he/she deserves. Self-advocacy is learning to effectively convey or communicate the individual's own interest, desires, needs, or rights with others.

Do you have these concerns?

  • Cannot receive adequate services to meet my needs
  • Hoping to raise awareness about disability at work
  • Desires to explain my disability or sickess to my family or friend
  • Does not know how to communicate my needs or rights
  • Not sure how to change my disadvantages


  • Learning disability
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • High-functioning autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Physical disability
  • Auditory impairment
  • Communication disorder