It is important for young people to understand their strengths and weaknesses, so they can identify when they need support. If a student struggles to read in class, they may want to ask for their tests to be read out loud. Kids affected by anxiety or attention issues in school may benefit from mental health care. Many educational and social services are available in our local schools, but to be effective, kids need to raise their voices and ask for help.
To learn about the accommodations available in your school district, contact your local school counseling department:
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Self-advocacy resources for people with developmental disabilities.
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Self-advocacy resources and guides for young people who have been diagnosed with Autism.
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Hub of self-advocacy resources for people with disabilities.
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