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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Self Determination & Self-Advocacy: Defining Competencies and Skills for Future Self-Advocate Leaders - What is the Future of Self-Advocacy Leadership?


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Phyllis Shingle, Master's of Social Work, NM LEND Family Faculty
Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Daniel Ekman, MA in Special Education, Albuquerque, NM, United States, NM - Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND;


Individuals with disabilities who serve on boards or committees may feel little is expected and they are simply the "self-advocate representative". To address this issue, leadership competencies, with objectives and learning activities, were developed to assist organizations provide training for self-advocate leaders. The goal of this project is to help self-advocates actively participate, lead and effectively share lived experiences as they identify gaps and impact systems change.

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