Student Self-Advocacy and Special Needs
Beard et al. (2011) maintains that self-advocacy allows special needs learners to help determine their own future pathways. Consider the support needed for a learner who desires to communicate with his or her IEP team, disability services, or human resources department.
Discuss the strategies that a learner could utilize to ensure he or she remains a vocal self-advocate and receives the necessary assistive solutions. What resources might a person with disabilities turn to if he or she feels their needs are not being met?