ERIC Number: ED400636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Self Advocacy: A Training Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families. Facilitator Manual. Revised [and] Participant Manual.
Sablan, Velma A.
This training package, including both a facilitator manual and a participant manual, presents information in four modules to teach self-advocacy skills to Guam individuals with disabilities and their families. Module 1 provides information on the definition of advocacy and self-advocacy, cultural influences that affect advocacy in Guam, and the needs of individuals with disabilities. Module 2 discusses legal rights and entitlements for consumers with disabilities. Module 3 describes expectations and goals for services for persons with disabilities, including information on service providers and support services. Module 3 also covers values that promote/support appropriate services and natural supports to self-advocacy. Module 4 explains methods of advocacy and effective strategies, including information on building self-confidence, developing problem-solving skills, developing effective communication and interpersonal relationships, and using the legal system to solve problems. Module 5 provides information on services and resources for consumers with disabilities that are currently available on Guam. The participant manual is in a workbook format. Information summary sheets that can be used as masters for overhead transparencies are included, and a group work section gives the Facilitator information on group dynamics, outcomes, and discussion questions. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Guam Univ. Affiliated Program, Mangilao.; Guam Developmental Disabilities Council.
Identifiers - Location: Guam