It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport (2012)

A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities

This workbook is part of a video-based training program developed to help youths and adults with developmental disabilities, and the people who support them, learn more about self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

The workbook contains different activities to help participants learn self-advocacy skills. Participants are expected to watch the relevant video first, then do the activities together with the people who support them.

Program units focus on the nature of self-advocacy; self-knowledge; written communication; and public speaking.

The program contains material about the history of Alberta’s disability community and the important work of key advocates. There are units that discuss the forced sterilization of people believed to be developmentally disabled, and the efforts of advocates to promote educational opportunities and integration into the community for those with disabilities.

Formerly called the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), Vecova helps both people with disabilities and the community at large. For more information, please click here: http://vecova.ca/.

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2013-10-21
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Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) and Annaléa Sordi. It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport 2012. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/my_history_too/activity_workbook_1/activity_workbook_1.pdf>
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) & Annaléa Sordi (2012). It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/vecova/my_history_too/activity_workbook_1/activity_workbook_1.pdf
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