Part I Introduction

4 Self-Advocacy

While you are supporting a person with a disability, a large part of this process is the student’s responsibility. You can be there to assist them, but the student must be the one to select which jobs to apply for, submit their applications, decide whether or not to disclose their disability, and request accommodations if necessary. The students must represent themselves during this process. They will see greater success in transitioning to the workforce if they can represent themselves confidently, understand their disability, and know their rights and the rights of the employer.

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Transition to Employment: A Guide for Supporting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities by UPEI Career Services and UPEI Accessibility Services is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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