SELF-ADVOCACY

Self-Advocacy is standing & speaking up for yourself to get your wants and needs met. 

How do I do this? We offer a self-advocacy class through The Arc of Adams County, but here are some good tips to get you started:

  • Know what you like & don't like (what is your favorite food? What do you do for fun? What is your favorite part of your job?

  • Know what you want & have a plan.

  • Know what you can do to help.

  • Know what you need to help with.

  • Know who to speak with about what you want.

    • Make good eye contact​

    • Be respectful

    • Be clear

    • Write it down 

    • Listen

You live by yourself & need help contacting your landlord to fix something:

  • Call the rental office

  • Stop by the rental office in person

  • Ask a neighbor for help

  • Explain your problem thoroughly

EXAMPLE 1

Learn more about standing up yourself!
Call The Arc of Adams Co. to talk about taking a class or receiving tips on resolving your problem.

(303) 428-0310

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Speaking For Ourselves

is a group dedicated to helping you learn to speak up for yourself with the help of other self-advocates. 

 

What are some issues you may discuss?

  • Setting your own goals

  • Becoming a part of the community

  • Asking to be treated with respect

  • The option to live as independently as we can

  • MANY MORE! 

Check our Events Calendar for meeting times!

"I am a self-advocate & need help!"

You would like to get a job, but are unsure where to begin:

  • Ask someone you are close with to assist you or give you advice

  • Contact North Metro Community Services: (303) 457-1001

  • Contact the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: (303) 866-2182

No one is listening to me:

  • Make yourself clear, even if you have to repeat yourself

  • Talk to someone who respects your wants & needs

  • Be respectful to whom you are speaking with 

  • Call US! 

Have you heard about S.F.O.?!

EXAMPLE 2

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