The Self-Advocacy Strategy helps students prepare for and participate in education or transition planning conferences. Students learn to determine and list their perceived strengths, areas in which they need to improve or learn, education and transition goals, needed accommodations, and more. They then use steps of the strategy to share their lists during conferences, listen and respond to others, ask questions, and communicate their goals.

When students learned the Self-Advocacy Strategy, 86 percent of the goals they most valued were found in their IEPs. Students who had not learned the Self-Advocacy Strategy had only 13 percent of their desired goals in their IEPs.

Research: The Self Advocacy Strategy
Research: The Self Advocacy Strategy CD Instruction

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