Self-Advocacy Resources

SELF-ADVOCACY RESOURCES

ORGANIZATIONS

ADAPT

Advocating Change Together (ACT)

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) 

Autism Women’s and Nonbinary Network (AWN)

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) 

National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) 

People First

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

TASH 

The Arc of the U.S.   The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale

Wrightslaw Self-Advocacy  (Lists additional organizations)

LITERATURE

A CURRICULUM FOR SELF ADVOCATES from The National Autism Resource and Information Center and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

AANE: Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: An Integral Aspect of Transition Planning

Be Your Own Best Advocate (PDF)

Navigating College: A Handbook on Self-Advocacy

Navigating College

Opening Doors to Self-Determination Skills Guidebook

Self-Advocacy for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

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

Self-Advocacy: Strategies for All Ages

Speak Up! Guide 5: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

Speaking Out for Yourself—A Self-Help Guide

BOOKS

Your life is not a label: A guide to living fully with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Helping Your Child to Help Him/Her Self: Beginning Self-Advocacy

The Secrets of Self-Advocacy: How to Make Sure You Take Care of You

The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA™ Curriculum: A Program for Emerging Self-Advocates with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions 

CHECKLIST/WORKSHEETS

Self-Determination Progress List

The ARC Self-Determination Scale

AIR Self-Determination Checklist for Students

MEDIA

American Autism Association: AMAZING DISABLED SELF-ADVOCATES ON YOUTUBE

Self-Advocacy: Panel of Adults with ASD Autistic Global Initiative AGI

Sef Scott from Texas delivered a powerful six-minute graduation speech on June 9, earning applause and cheers from his classmates. The impressive speech was particularly special for the teen’s friends and family though, because he normally doesn’t speak. He has autism and is mostly nonverbal.