Helping your child learn to make their own decisions: Self Advocacy

Self-advocacy is when someone can speak for themself and make their own choices.

There are many resources in Massachusetts to help your family member with this.

Here's what you can do: 

  1. Talk about this with your family member, a lawyer, or other helpful people like a teacher, case manager, or doctor.

  2. Support your family member in their decision-making. Learn more on the next screen!

  3. Connect with a local self-advocacy group. Click the button below to learn more about specific groups in Massachusetts:

Many groups in Massachusetts offer programs to help people with disabilities make decisions and manage their lives with as much independence as they can.

A few resources are listed here:

Source:The Arc of MA