When you speak up for yourself and your rights this is called self-advocacy. Speaking up helps other people understand what you want and need.

Watch our video below to learn how other young people with disability speak up.

There are many times when young people with disability need to speak up to ensure their choices and rights are respected. For example, you might need to speak up when you are with your friends, at school or during an important meeting.

A good example of a time when young people with disability need to speak up is during their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning meetings. Speaking up about what your goals are during your planning meeting can help you get the right supports to achieve you goals.

If you want to know more about preparing for your NDIS planning meeting check out our blog post and resources here.

Downloadable resources

We’ve created a set of work sheets to help you learn more about self-advocacy and speaking up. Download our resources below.

Ways to speak up

Speaking up in my life