It’s Their Future: Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy . Linda Ciancio -Brown Parent Leader and Parent of an I’m Determined Youth Leader Nancy Anderson Region 4 I’m Determined Coordinator . Choice-making Decision-making Problem-solving Goal-setting & attainment Internal focus of control
Linda Ciancio-Brown Parent Leader andParent of an I’m Determined Youth LeaderNancy AndersonRegion 4I’m Determined Coordinator
Goal-setting & attainment
Internal focus of control
Positive attributes of efficacy and outcomes expectancy
Self-Advocacy & Leadership
Self-KnowledgeCore Components of Self-Determination(combination of skills, knowledge & beliefs)
(Wehmeyer, 2004; Shogren, Faggella-Luby, Bae & Wehmeyer, 2004; O’Reilly, Lancioni & O’Kane, 2000)
Increase Disability and ABILITY awareness in your youth
Have you talked to your child about his/her disability? What it is all about?
Have you explained his/her IEP?
Ways We Can Beginand Continue to Foster the Development of Self-Awarenessand Self-AdvocacySkills
My name is Zachary Brown
I want you to know:
Date: March 2011
Delivering the Paper
Stocking at Wal-Mart
Attend Senior Breakfast
Graduate at the Siegel
Attend Senior Picnic
What is your Disability? Identify your Disability.
His Future, His Way…
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child…
Zachary advocated for himself. He learned about himself . Mom, sister, girlfriend, teachers, all were there for him.. but he lead the way…
He ‘s very successful!
What’s Next for Zachary?