In this Self-Advocacy Toolkit, we’ll be focusing on what self-advocacy looks like as well as discussing some of the needs in the autism community.
Each individual is in a different place and can benefit from learning about ideas and ways to support or seek support.
For some, self-advocacy may not be top of mind, and others may find it overwhelming at times. This is where learning about self-advocacy, blending strategies to support the person and meet them where they are, and incremental steps each day can contribute to getting comfortable with making decisions and advocating for themselves.
Self-advocacy is a skill that can be learned at any point in one’s life.
The Lifespan Toolbox is a collection of toolkits for everyone in the autism community from self-advocates, family members, professionals, and other members of the community to get on the same page about autism and lifespan.
We span topics all over the lifespan, specifically thinking about the adulthood years (the longest span of our lives!) and how we can all work together to support the autistic person/people in our lives and community.
Research and reported experiences from autistic individuals show a need to receive individualized support regarding life skills and to be connected with others. That’s where the Lifespan Toolbox comes in!
Sign up for the the Lifespan Toolbox to access the interactive web page of this Toolkit + all current and upcoming Toolkit releases: https://www.autismgrownup.com/toolbox
- We have a growing library of toolkits and are adding to it on a biweekly basis. There are numerous topics to cover here!
Up to Date Resources
- Isn’t it frustrating to finally find a resource and discover that it’s from 2011? We keep ours updated with news, research, and feedback from the ASD community.
- Each toolkit page has an interactive webpage with active links and videos. You can also download the PDF which has ample space for taking notes.