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Self Advocacy

An Educational Journey from Self Discovery to Advocacy: A Handbook for Students

This handbook was developed by Debora M. Presbie for the Connecticut State Department of Education (June 2003) for high school students with disabilities as an instructional tool for the development of self advocacy skills and transition planning.

Attitude Inventory

How Do I See Myself 

Confidence Inventory   


Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities, as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have to you. This information is provided in this pamphlet by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education.
Preparación para la educación postsecundaria para los estudiantes con discapacidades: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades 

YO! Youth Organizing: Connecting, Organizing, and Educating Youth with Disabilities 
YO! assists youth with disabilities to learn about the disability rights movement, disability history, disability pride, disability organizing and advocacy. Youth with disabilities can build community with each other, develop a sense of history, leadership, a positive disability identity, and to organize and mobilize each other on issues that affect their lives.
A new service - YO! runs a youth oriented toll-free information line that provides information, resources and opportunities for YOUTH with DISABILITES. The YO! Line is answered by youth with disabilities Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. We can provide information on IHSS, Education (Pre-K to Post Secondary), Self Esteem, Jobs, Disability History, Disability Rights, Leadership Opportunities throughout the State and much more. 
YO! Disabled & Proud is a project of The Californian Foundation for Independent Living Centers, 1234 H Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
866-296-9753 (voice) 800-900-0706 (TTD) www.YOdisabledproud.org

Contact Us

Terri Wert

Transition Services at Harper

425 E. 18th Street A-20

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone 949-515-5343

Fax 949-515-6865

twert@nmusd.us

Transition Services Contacts by School Site