• Self-Advocacy 

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    self-advocacy           

     
    Self-advocacy refers to:
     
    an individual's ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decisions. (VanReusen et al., 1994)