ERIC Number: ED413722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Materials on Self-Advocacy.
Zubal, Rachael; Shoultz, Bonnie; Walker, Pam; Kennedy, Michael
This packet of materials focuses on the self-advocacy of individuals with disabilities. Part 1 includes: "Self-Advocacy: Speaking for Yourself" (Michael Kennedy and Patricia Killius), an article written by individuals with disabilities that discusses the importance of people with disabilities making their own decisions and having a say about the services they receive. Strategies for starting a self-advocacy group and the benefits of such a group are described. Part 2, "Resources on Self-Advocacy" (Rachel Zubal, Bonnie Shoultz, and Pam Walker), lists self-advocacy materials that are currently available. Included are resources on choice and self-determination in which the voices of self-advocates were included. Part 3 includes the following articles that all address the need for individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves and the growth of the self-advocacy movement: "Self-Determination" (Michael Kennedy), "Thoughts about Self-Advocacy" (Michael Kennedy and Bonnie Shoultz), and "More Thoughts about Self-Advocacy: The Movement, The Group and the Individual" (Bonnie Shoultz). (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.