Speaker

Seattle, WA May 6, 2017
How Self-Advocacy can help create a richer, more inclusive life experience
People who self-advocate work to push for change which can also benefit others around them. Advocacy isn’t always an easy process and it can be long and slow, and sometimes not arrive at the desired result. It takes confidence, bravery and humility of the individual to acknowledge their need for access and ask for accommodations, to understand what the law allows, and to use positive advocacy to create inclusive allies along the way. Through his personal experience of being deaf and Deaf, Brendan's talk discusses why self-advocacy is important and what to consider when advocating to enrich your environment.

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