Self Advocate's Bill of Rights

 

Self-Advocate's Bill of Rights

  • You have the right to be treated fairly and with respect

  • You have the right not to be put down by words or actions

  • You have the right to calm yourself down when you are upset before other means are used

  • You have the right to get help

  • You have the right to choose an advocate

  • You have the right to get an education

  • You have the right to have your IEP or transition plan written and reviewed at a meeting with you

  • You have the right to choose your job and to receive fair pay

  • You have the right to decide how to spend or save your money

  • You have the right to get needed services

  • You have the right to choose your own doctors and to see the doctors when you want

  • You have the right to have, receive, or refuse regular therapy services

  • You have the right to choose where you want to live

  • Whether you live by yourself, with a roommate, or in a group home, you have the right to privacy and to expect people to knock before entering

  • You have the right to have your own belongings

  • You have the right to have a place to be alone

  • You have the right to choose your friends

  • You have the right to call and visit family and friends

  • You have the right to decide what you want to eat

  • You have the right to date

  • You have the right to get married

  • You have the right to have children

  • You have the right to plan and enjoy fun activities

  • You have the right to join community groups

  • You have the right to expect public places to be accessible

  • You have the right to vote.

    (Source: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/centerforhumandevelopment/selfdetermination/index.cfm)

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