Expand on information learned in EXPRL 180 regarding self-advocacy. Presents concepts and skills related to self-advocacy. Students learn to identify when, where, how and to whom to advocate. Students discuss current community and personal events, and the impact this has on their lives and work. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, cohort class.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Define self-advocacy and carry out advocacy for themselves when needed.
Define self disclosure and identify how to use it appropriately in different situations.
Define and demonstrate basic communication strategies for self-advocacy.
Identify sensory distractions that may impact ability to function
Identify social communication difficulties that may impact success
Describe how to advocate for strengths as well as for difficulties.
Articulate civil rights issues applicable to advocacy.