Be Loud, Be Proud, Be a Self-advocate! - April

Be Loud, Be Proud, Be a Self-advocate! - April

BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE A SELF-ADVOCATE! APRIL Conference: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 3:30 5 pm Learning More about YOU! Icebreaker Activity Share it With

the Group DISABILITY IS NOT A BAD WORD DISABILITY PRIDE Being a self-advocate means knowing what you want, can do on your own, need help with, how you want to receive help, and who you want to help you

In order to really know the answers to those questions, every single one of you needs to KNOW you have a disability ,and know what that disability is. DISABILITY PRIDEWE ARE ALL A PIZZA WHAT IS A SELF-ADVOCATE?

A Self-Advocate Knows what they want Speaks up for themselves Never gives up! Short-Term Goals S = specific M = measurable (how will you know goal has been reached?)

A = attainable (reachable in the time period stated) R = realistic (can actually happen) T = time-oriented (when will goal be complete?) Short-Term Goals Can Take: Minutes Hours Days 1-2 Weeks

Long-Term Goals YOU IN THE FUTURE! Long-Term Goals: 3-4 weeks months years Require us to split our long-term

goal into smaller, more manageable pieces. YOU NOW Identifying Long-Term Goals WE Want to Reach I WANT to do this!

Im NOT SURE what I want! NO WAY not for me! Self-Advocacy Skills: Communication Verbal Communication:

Noises that show you are listening and engaged in a conversation Paraphrasing Reflecting Using I Statements Tone of voice How loud you speak

Non-Verbal Communication:

Head Nodding Hand Gestures Body Posture Eye Contact Facial Expressions Self-Advocacy Skills: Never Giving Up!

IM TYLERDONT BE SURPRISED Click Here! To watch "I'm Tyler...Don't Be Surprised" Video HOW IS TYLER A SELF-ADVOCATE? Does Tyler know what he wants? What are some examples you heard? How does Tyler speak up for himself and communicate?

Thinking about this video, what is an activity Tyler talked about where he had to practice never giving up? HOW ARE YOU A SELF-ADVOCATE? WHAT IS A SELF-ADVOCATE? RE-CAP A Self-Advocate

Knows what they want Speaks up for themselves Never gives up! Review! What is disability pride and why is it important? What does it mean to be a self-advocate? Why are good communication skills

important? What are short term goals? Long term goals? Why do we set goals? Want to Keep Working On These Skills? Contact Able South Carolina to get involved with: One-on-One Services EQUIP Leadership Group

www.able-sc.org Facebook: EQUIP Leadership Group Facebook: Able South Carolina Instagram: EQUIPinSC Instagram: able_sc Twitter: EQUIPinSC Twitter: Able_SC

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