We went to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. We spoke to a woman named Brie. She told us about the Autism Walk that is coming up on April 6th. She spoke about how parents can advocate for their kids with autism.
\Manuel: What would you do if someone told you that you don't have rights and that you aren't allowed to do the same things that other people can do?
Jess: I would say that I have a disability, but I do have rights to do things that I want to do.
Manuel: How do you let people know that you have rights?
Jess: By telling them nicely.
Manuel: Would you whisper?
Jess: No, I wouldn't whisper. I would tell them out loud.
self esteem and self advocating is a super power. mental brain power and attitude are as important as keeping cool in the summer. Keep a cool positive attitude and you will have super powers.
I learned about bagging groceries.
I'm Learning A Ton!!
I am learning about Self-Advocacy and Disclosure. Self-Advocacy means to stand up for yourself and also
looking out for others. Disclosure means when, how, and what you will share about your disability. I’m also learning about composting in my garden to helps me match my skills and interests to a job. I have also been improving on my networking skills by practicing at a job fair. I am looking forward to volunteering at 96.1 KLPX and have emailed them for more information about working with them as a Volunteer!
Self-Advocacy and Disability Rights
Today I learned about self-advocacy, disclosure, and disability rights. I think it was cool to watch the video about disability rights! I also learned from the video about how there wasn’t ramps and sidewalk cut outs for people in wheelchairs. The American’s Disability Act gave the right of education to all children and allowed disabled people to bring service pets into public places like restaurants and public transportation.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.