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.
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:
Training and the right support when needed.
Opportunities to learn by doing.
Confidence in yourself.
What is self-advocacy?
What are self-advocacy groups and why are they important?
Becoming Board Members
Setting Up a Self-Advocacy Group
Rules within self-advocacy groups
Creating a vision statement
Creating a code of practice
Inclusion Ireland Guide to Advocacy