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Self Advocacy & Boundaries (I0/30/23 TTh530PMEST)

Learn to be your best self-advocate! In this course, you will learn why self-advocacy is important and why it is important to YOU! You will participate in activities that will help you identify your personal strengths and the supports around you, practice setting boundaries and saying “no,” and find ways to take action and get involved with self-advocacy groups in your community.

This course will run from 10/30-12/3/23
Seminars will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM EST

Instructor: Sara Brown, sbrown@pslstrive.org

By the end of this course, users should be able to...

1) Define self-awareness and self-advocacy
2) Describe your abilities and needs
3) Discuss how to use your support system as a tool in your decision making
4) Demonstrate the ability to set limits and boundaries
5) Outline an action plan for being a self-advocate
  • This course is locked until 10/30/23 100d
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  • 20 Questions Game (Check-In)
  • Seminar Information & Recordings
  • Weekly Seminars (TO BE UPDATED EACH CLASS)
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  • Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Advocacy
  • Unit 1 Introduction
  • Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important
  • Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important to YOU
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Self-Advocacy in Action
  • UNIT 2: Know Yourself
  • Unit 2 Introduction
  • Why You?
  • Self-Awareness Discussion
  • Let's Talk About YOU
  • Strengths Assessment
  • YOU Cloud
  • What are Boundaries?
  • UNIT 3: Know your Supports
  • Unit 3 Introduction
  • Circle of Support
  • Upload your Circle of Support
  • Natural Supports
  • Decision Making & Self Advocacy
  • What is Guardianship & What are the Alternatives to Guardianship?
  • UNIT 4: The Power of Knowing and "No"ing
  • Unit 4 Introduction
  • Who Are You?
  • Body Language
  • Giving and Taking a No
  • Practice Saying "No"
  • UNIT 5: No Time Like the Present (How to Get Involved)
  • Unit 5 Introduction
  • Self-Advocacy in Action for You
  • Self-Advocacy Planning
  • Self-Advocacy In Action for You & Beyond
  • Getting Involved: Self-Advocacy Groups Near You
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Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Unit 1 Introduction, Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important, Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important to YOU, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Self-Advocacy in Action, Unit 2 Introduction, Why You?, Self-Awareness Discussion, Let's Talk About YOU, Strengths Assessment, YOU Cloud, What are Boundaries?, Unit 3 Introduction, Circle of Support, Upload your Circle of Support, Natural Supports, Decision Making & Self Advocacy, What is Guardianship & What are the Alternatives to Guardianship?, Unit 4 Introduction, Who Are You?, Body Language, Giving and Taking a No, Practice Saying "No", Unit 5 Introduction, Self-Advocacy in Action for You, Self-Advocacy Planning, Self-Advocacy In Action for You & Beyond, Getting Involved: Self-Advocacy Groups Near You"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever