Self-Advocacy Toolkits

Self-advocacy development manual

Inclusion Ireland has developed a manual for people working on developing self-advocacy groups. The manual which was developed during 2 years of self-advocacy development work in Sligo is aimed at staff and has lots of suggestions, role-plays and exercises designed to build capacity in people to speak up for themselves.

You may download the manual here 

Self-advocacy

Self-advocacy is understanding your rights.

Self-advocacy is speaking up for yourself and others if they cannot speak for themselves.

Self-advocacy is taking action.

Self-advocacy is taking control of your life.

 

 

A powerful self advocate has:

Good information.

Training and the right support when needed.

Opportunities to learn by doing.

Confidence in yourself.

 

What is self-advocacy?

Read about self-advocacy (PDF)

 

 

What are self-advocacy groups and why are they important?

Read about self-advocacy groups (MS-Word)

 

 

Becoming Board Members 

Self-Advocates as Board Members of Inclusion Ireland (PDF)

 

 

 

Setting Up a Self-Advocacy Group

Read about setting up a self-advocacy group (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

Training staff

Read about training staff (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

Rules within self-advocacy groups

Read about rules within self-advocacy groups (PDF)

 

 

 

 

Creating a vision statement

 
 
 
 
 
 

Creating a code of practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Inclusion Ireland Guide to Advocacy