(2015) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth with disabilities.

The Art of Impact explores the power of self-advocacy. It presents the thoughts of a core group of committed leaders on the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). The book shares tips, tools, and strategies for advocacy to help people with disabilities live self-determined lives and become advocates for change.

The eBook is available on a computer or a variety of mobile devices, including an iPad or a Smartphone; it can also be printed for people that would prefer a paper version. It was written by a self-advocate, with this message for those with disabilities: “This is your life and you have the right to speak for yourself and to be involved in the decisions that impact your life.”

The Art of Impact is written in easy-to-understand language and speaks directly to “you”—where the “you” is the budding self-advocate. It’s divided into 4 chapters:

  • An Introduction to Self-Advocacy
  • NACDD’s Leadership Circle
  • Learning and Practicing Self-advocacy
  • Becoming an Effective Leader

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