Who Can Be a Self-Advocate

Definition

Within disability rights, only a person with a disability can be a self-advocate.

Within disability rights, only a person with a disability can be a self-advocate. People without disabilities who support the self-advocate’s advocacy are called allies.

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  • A person with Down Syndrome can be a self-advocate.

  • An autistic person can be a self-advocate.

  • Lauren Potter  is a self-advocate.

  • Hellen Keller was a self-advocate.

  • Justin Dart was a self-advocate.

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