Self-Advocacy: Know Yourself
Know What You Need
Know How to Get It

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ISSN: 1538-320
January 21, 2014

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teen boy at schoolIf your child has an IEP in high school, encourage her to actively participate in IEP team meetings.

After high school, your child will need to advocate for herself when public school IEPs end. Encourage her to build self-awareness skills to help plan for the future.

The better she understands her disability, needs, and rights, the easier self-advocating will become.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate we will introduce you to some outstanding self-advocates. You'll find information and resources for your child about self-advocacy.

Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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Building Self-Advocacy Skills: Taking Ownership

Know Yourself, Know What You Need, Know How to Get It by Nancy James Johnson.

Go to the Wrightslaw Self-Advocacy page to find self-advocacy tips, guides, and resources.

Anthony True

Meet Anthony: Self-Advocate & Student Trainer

Anthony True is part of an extraordinary group of youth who serve as Youth Ambassadors of the International Dyslexia Association.

Anthony trains other students how to self-advocate in the classroom.


Josh Koch

Meet Josh: He Prevailed at Due Process

When the school refused to provide an IEP or a 504 plan, seventeen-year-old Josh Koch acted as his own attorney during due process and prevailed!

Read how Josh Won Compensatory Education and an IEP.

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