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Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination


Self-Advocacy means speaking up for yourself, making decisions about your life, finding supports, and understanding your rights and responsibilities. As a self-advocate, it's important to understand the need for self-determination as you problem solve, listen and learn, and reach out when you need help.

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  • Effective Job Accommodation Products and Services

    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has Solution Showcase videos that show examples of products and services that can be used as effective job accommodations. Recent topics include “Compact Material Handling,” “Video Remote Interpreting and Video Relay Services,” “Simulated Skylights,” “Supine Workstations,” “Dual Channel Headsets” and “Timers.

  • Future Financial Planning for People with Disabilities

    The Arc Center for Future Planning has developed a video series for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families as they plan for the future, including having a financial plan. Video topics include information and resources on ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts. These videos are also available in Spanish

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