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Avoid Judging – Presume Competence

To presume competence means to believe that all people with disabilities have abilities. It means not looking at someone and pre-judging what they can and can’t do. It is about having high expectations and dreams for us. Most people with disabilities perform better than expected when others expect them to do well. Expectations are a…

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How To Organize a Youth Summit

This resource includes organize a youth summit. Which is a 6 hour event where youth come to learn from adult peer leaders about self-advocacy and ways in which life gets better after high school. We do activities like “Making your Case” which is an activity where students role play how to ask the people in…

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