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Introducing Advocacy: The First Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to…
by John Tufail
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 184310475X, Paperback)Advocacy for people with disabilities is about empowering people - gaining rights for individuals, access to services, inclusion in society and their own voice. "Speaking Up" is a set of four guide books designed to give people with a disability the knowledge and advice needed to approach self-advocacy with confidence. Written in plain text, the four books in the "Speaking Up" set were conceived and written specifically to promote self-advocacy to disabled individuals who want to learn how to speak up for themselves. All four books are illustrated throughout with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. This empowering training package encourages an equal partnership between the advocate and the user where the shared goal is to develop the life skills of the individual with learning difficulties. It is accessible to people with a wide range of literacy needs, including those with high learning needs and is designed for use in formal and informal learning situations, either unsupported or with a facilitator present.
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Advocacy for people with disabilities is widely practised, but what about self-advocacy? How often do parents or carers speak 'for' you and prevent you being heard? Do you know your rights within advocacy law? The four books in the Speaking Up set were conceived and written specifically to promote self-advocacy to disabled individuals who want to learn how to speak up for themselves. This first book in the series introduces the concept of advocacy and explores appropriate advocacy models, for example peer group supportive models, and examines different forms of advocacy such as campaign advoca.
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