Graduate Project Title
Promoting Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Mild Disabilities
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Daniel C. Fennerty
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Alberta J. Thyfault
The purpose of this project was to develop a unit plan for teachers to help promote self-advocacy skills in the Individual Education Program (IEP) for students with mild disabilities. The results of this study indicate that students with mild disabilities are required to be invited to their IEP when consideration of services are to be discussed. Students are often not successful in the IEP process because they are dependent on others to make decisions for them. They are not given the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions. They have a poor self-concept, lack of understanding, self-acceptance and motivation. Once students with mild disabilities are prepared with selfadvocacy skills,and have the opportunity to practice these skills using the portfolio process, they can function successfully in the IEP process.
Franz, Loretta Lynn, "Promoting Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Mild Disabilities" (1999). All Graduate Projects. 608.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons