Practical Self Advocacy Training for people with Disabilities

Practical Self Advocacy Training for people with Disabilities

3rd April 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

James O Keeffe Institute
Places remaining: 9
Cost: FREE

Course Description

The purpose of the training is to build the capacity of people with disabilities to enable them to advocate on their own behalf when achieving their goals, and securing their entitlements, in their own lives.

Aims and Objectives

  • To develop participant’s communication skills, confidence and self-awareness.
  • To encourage participants to identify opportunities for advocacy, both as an individual and a collective.
  • To educate participants on their rights and entitlements.
  • To empower participants to become more active in their community and give them the knowledge to navigate local structures in order to influence change.
  • To provide a platform for the development of supportive working and interpersonal relationships.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered with an emphasis on the need for a practical approach to advocacy. Methods of facilitation and delivery of content are modified depending on the interests and needs of participants. A facilitative and active learning style will be used by the trainer, and include a variety of interactive workshops and exercises.

Course Content

  • Practical Self Advocacy
  • Self-Esteem and Assertiveness
  • Communication Styles
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Inequality and Information
  • Support and Putting theory into practice
  • Participants

Is this course for me?

Training is suitable for anyone who is interested in improving their ability to speak up for themselves and have their voice heard.

It is also useful for people who would like to learn more about themselves, meet new people and improve their confidence.

For further information & booking please contact mary on 029-60633 or e-mail [email protected]

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.