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Self Advocacy & Boundaries (2/19/24 TTh 7pET)

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 2/19 -3/24/2024
Seminars will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 7p-8p Eastern Time

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
  • Course Homepage
  • Course Overview
  • 20 Questions Game (Check-In)
  • Seminar Information & Recordings
  • Weekly Seminars (T/Th 7p EST)
  • Unit 1 Seminar 1: 2/20/2024
  • Unit 1 Seminar 2: 2/22/2024
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Self-Advocacy
  • Unit 1 Introduction
  • Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Self-Advocacy in Action
  • Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important to YOU
  • This unit is locked until 2/26/2024 100d
  • UNIT 2: Know Yourself
  • Unit 2 Introduction
  • Self-Awareness Discussion
  • Let's Talk About YOU
  • Strengths Assessment
  • YOU Cloud
  • What are Boundaries?
  • Why You?
  • UNIT 3: Know your Supports
  • Unit 3 Introduction
  • Natural Supports
  • Decision Making & Self Advocacy
  • What is Guardianship & What are the Alternatives to Guardianship?
  • Circle of Support
  • 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"
  • Know "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 "20 Questions Game (Check-In), Unit 1 Introduction, Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Self-Advocacy in Action, Self-Advocacy & Why It's Important to YOU, Unit 2 Introduction, Self-Awareness Discussion, Let's Talk About YOU, Strengths Assessment, YOU Cloud, What are Boundaries?, Why You?, Unit 3 Introduction, Natural Supports, Decision Making & Self Advocacy, What is Guardianship & What are the Alternatives to Guardianship?, Circle of Support, Unit 4 Introduction, Who Are You?, Body Language, Giving and Taking a No, Practice Saying "No", Know "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