Some examples of self advocacy are

  • meeting with a landlord to request a ramp to enter your home
  • Attending an interview with social security to apply for benefits.
  • Meeting with an employer to ask for more hours

Some examples of systems change advocacy are

  • Attending a city council meeting to encourage them to continue funding curb cuts
  • Meeting with a doctor’s office to make sure they understand their responsibilities to provide sign language interpreters
  • Meeting with legislators to discuss issues important to the disability community

 

Document:  Individual and System Advocacy