Youth Workshop - Self Advocacy for Youth


Self Advocacy for Youth

Have you ever felt that someone didn't understand you or that you were treated unjustly because of your learning disability (LD)? Have you needed help and did not know how to ask for it? Did you ever try to explain what your learning disability is and the person didn't understand?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Becoming an effective self-advocate is a key to success in all areas of life. An advocate is someone who sticks up for someone; lawyers in court advocate for the prosecution and defense. So when we talk here about being an effective self-advocate, we mean being a person who can explain to others how their LD affects them, and what they need in order to compensate for it.

To effectively self-advocate, you need three things:

  1. An understanding of yourself and your learning needs and a willingness to talk about it when necessary
  2. The ability to advocate for yourself (how to problem solve, how to argue effectively)
  3. Knowledge of your legal rights

The units that make up this workshop will address these three areas and give you opportunities to practice what you're learning.

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Questions? Please call 416-929-4311 x 22

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