35 Self Advocacy IEP Goals

We do so much for our kids, and we mean well. But time marches on whether we want it to or not. We have to prepare our kids for independence and life on their own.

The best thing we can do for our kids is to maximize their independence and self advocacy. As parents, we can’t live forever…or follow them around forever.

Self Advocacy Skills List - Choice-making - Decision-making - Problem-solving - Goal setting and attainment

What is Self Determination?

Self-determination is emphasized during transitions, but it's a big mistake to neglect it. Leaving school or home doesn't automatically grant self-advocacy skills.

Self Advocacy and Behavior

A student needs to be able to self-identify their antecedents, predict them and have an action plan of acceptable coping skills.

Self Advocacy IEP Goals

- Co-lead annual review and help develop IEP goals. - Communicate academic strategies or compensation skills that work best for him/her.

Self Advocacy Goals for High School Students

- Given five elective class options, student will select one class per semester for schedule. - Participate in the development of a post-secondary plan.

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