Saturday, July 12, 2008

United Voice: Self Advocacy

United Voice: Self Advocacy is based on the belief that people are their own best advocates. Thus persons with learning disabilities are their own best advocates to tell others what they want. A person with mild learning disabilities self-advocates by voicing out his or her views. A person with severe learning disabilities self-advocates by his or her presence in a public meeting.

Self-Advocacy is:

1) Knowing what you want
2) Making your own choices & decisions
3) Speaking up for yourself
4) Knowing your rights and responsibilities

UV (a self-advocacy society of persons with learning disabilities started by Rev Peter Young) is organising a fundraising dinner on 17 August 08. To lend your support to them, you can do so by buying the dinner tickets, advertise in their magazine, sponsor the goodies bag or just cash donation. Contact United Voice at Tel/Fax : +603-7958 8069 or
Email :

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