Supporting self-disclosure & self-advocacy

Young adult with a hidden disability files papers in an officeIn order to succeed in school and at work, youth and young adults with disabilities need to know how and when is appropriate to self-disclose and request accommodations. Supporting youth with disabilities around self-disclosure and self-advocacy can have positive lifelong impact for the youth in your program.

This train-the-trainer model will teach professionals and volunteers working with youth with disabilities how to facilitate self-advocacy workshops. This interactive workshop will include a panel discussion, group activities, and the opportunity to practice disclosure scenarios.

Attendees will gain an increased ability to articulate the meaning of self-advocacy, better understand of the Americans with Disabilities Act (including reasonable accommodations and undue hardships), learn strategies to support youth in disclosure, and gain knowledge of resources for supporting self-advocacy.

See the full list of disability inclusion trainings that we offer!