Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy Skills

Lending Library items are available to be checked out for two weeks to all North Dakota residents.

Handouts are available in either print or digital format. Printed handouts are free to keep. Digital materials are available to download at your convenience.

Lending Library - Books (2)

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I Am Much More Than You Think!
by PEP PTI of Wisconsin
This resource is designed as a communications tool, allowing children with disabilities to communicate more effectively and positively with the adults with whom they work. Increases self-esteem, builds resilience, teaches self-advocacy and self-determination skills. (age 5-18/parents & professionals)

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
The focus of this book is the process of how we make changes in our lives and how to improve them.


Tips for Teens: Use Your IEP Meetings to Learn How to Advocate for Yourself
This fact sheet provided by the PACER Center provides useful tips for teens in developing self-advocacy skills. It provides information on how to begin to express needs and wants by participating in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. (English)

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