Job Development

Employment Self-Advocacy (JDEmpSelfAdv-Fal21)

Self-advocacy is the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to you. Self-advocacy means you are able to ask for what you need and want and tell people about your thoughts and feelings. Every workplace has a set of characteristics, culture, and behavioral and performance expectations. To gain employment and become a valuable employee in the workplace, you need to effectively show and apply your talents and skills. Employment self-advocacy enables you to disclose your disability to the employer, and collaborate with the employer to identify and gain the accommodations that would allow you to perform effectively.
  • Before Learning Session
  • Prework: Five steps to becoming an advocate | Joseph R Campbell
  • Prework: Discussion - How do these 5 steps apply to your employment?
  • Learning Session
  • Learning Session: Employment Self-Advocacy
  • (OPTIONAL) Live Session Recording
  • I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much | Stella Young
  • Drunk History - Judy Heumann Fights for People with Disabilities
  • Doing session
  • Homework: How To Advocate For yourself At Work | Better | NBC News
  • Homework: Discussion - How To Advocate For yourself At Work
  • Homework: Key Learnings & Action Plan
  • Homework: Course Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever