Persons with disabilities continue to face barriers in society that requires significant systemic and societal changes, such as barriers to education, employment, healthcare, poverty, safety, social protection, housing, and accessibility in built environment.
Disability advocacy is important to:
Same strategies and tips as the section above: ‘As a person with disability’, points (b) to (i). However, with an important distinction – focus on the individual with disability and collaborative decision-making with the person.
*Note: Resources linked are in English, unless stated otherwise.
The Mighty Question: Who Should Speak for the Disability Community? by Emily Ladau
4 Lessons Peacocks Can Teach Us About Advocacy by Emily Ladau
I Am More Than An Empty Wheelchair: Speaking Up Against Ableism by Emily Ladau
10 Answers to Common Questions People Ask When Being Called Out for Using Ableist Language by Rachel Cohen-Rottenburg
Policy and legislation: Malaysia
FAQ to obtain rights to Inclusive Education in Malaysian mainstream schools (pdf) by the National Family Support Group for Children & People with Special Needs.