• What Is Self-Determination and Why is it Important? - Updated

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    Self-advocates tell in their own words, "What is Self-Determination and Why is it Important" -- the first in a series of topic-related videos for the National Gateway to Self-Determination.

    The National Gateway on Self-Determination presents a number of video and multi-media suggestions for learning more about Self-Determination.
    "What is Self-Determination and Why is it Important" is part of a multi-media product consisting of a print-based, 16-page full-color publication and an accompanying web-presence that elaborates on stories and themes introduced in the print publication. The product, both print and web-based, provides a user-friendly, attractive introduction to self-determination and its importance in the lives of people with developmental disabilities by relating the stories of self-advocates, as well as their family and support staff. These stories, presented in pictures and narrative in the print product and via videos streamed online from which the print narrative and pictures are taken, provide information about the role of self-determination in their lives across multiple domains, including employment, independent living, self-advocacy, and health and recreation, and emphasize the importance of friendships, social capital, and social inclusion.

    Find out more about self-determination and self-advocacy at our website: http://ngsd.org/ Show less
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    Mike Wehmeyer, Co-Principal Investigator for the National Gateway to Self-Determination gives a presentation entitled, "What is Self-Determination and Why is It Important?". In Section One Dr. Wehmeyer discusses the expectations that are held for people with developmental disabilities as well as setting expectations for self-determination in their lives.
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