Student Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy (SA) skills are key to students’ college and life success. Through self-advocacy skill development, students learn life‑long strategies to help them take charge of their lives and maximize their strengths. When applied in the context of universally-designed instruction, self-advocacy skills may improve student persistence, retention and degree attainment.

Self-Advocacy HandbookSA Handbook for College Students with Disabilities

The Handbook includes a look at the transition from high school to college, followed by three sections that correspond to the definition of self advocacy: “Know yourself,” “Know what you need and want,” and “Know how to get what you need and want.” Each section includes a worksheet, checklist, suggested activities, and links to additional resources.