Self-Advocacy and Disability Rights
People with disabilities, both physical and developmental, are an often-overlooked segment of civil rights movements. In fact, these individuals are among the most powerless in our society, even with organizations and professionals dedicated to fighting on their behalf. The self-advocacy movement seeks to empower the disabled to take control of their own lives. Through education about rights, laws, and "the system," disabled adults and teens, as well as the parents of disabled children, can have agency over their lives. The viewpoints in this volume offer guidance and opinions from different perspectives.