Dec 2, 2015
The Adventure of Self-Advocacy
In this adventure Diana and Becky discuss the importance of
advocating, especially for yourself.
**A special note for support people like parents, teachers,
coaches, and bosses. Give your uniquely brilliant people wings
not anchors. Trust your gut and let go of the outcome. Allow them
to become the star in their own lives, and get comfortable in your
It’s important to know yourself, know your strengths, and know
your limitations (the limitations you know, not the ones people
tell you are your limitations) so you can help people understand
how you function best – at home, at work, and at school.
- Ask for the help you need.
- Ask questions!
- Don’t assume there is only one way to complete an assignment.
If you can do it another way that works better for you, suggest it
to the teacher.
- Remember, you aren't the only one who will benefit from your
ideas and questions.
- Learn what works best for you. Do you need chores written down?
Do you need them scheduled for a specific day? Do you need a chart,
or a list?
- Let the people around you know what you need help with and what
you can do on your own.
- Ask to take on more tasks and responsibilities as you feel
- Create a schedule that works for you
- Don’t be afraid to set boundaries, like how fast you respond to
emails. We have to teach people how to treat us. It won’t take long
for them to catch on.
- When you are working in a way that is best suited to you, you
are automatically more productive.
- True friends like you for you.
- Never try to be something you aren’t just to fit in.
- Don’t make friends just to make friends. Having the wrong
friends (friends who don’t like you the way you are) will keep you
from making true friends.
- There are plenty of people in this world who will get you and
accept you, so never stop looking.
STAMP OF BRILLIANCE
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time
with.” - Jim Rohn