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How to enhance self-determination for people with disabilities?

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Mandy Chan
27 May 2021
How to enhance self-determination for people with disabilities?

How to enhance self-determination for people with disabilities?

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Cindy Wong
27 May 2021

You’re welcome.

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Mandy Chan
27 May 2021

Thanks for your advice.

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Cindy Wong
27 May 2021

Here are some keys for you:
1. Teach decision-making skills that include setting goals, weighing options, identifying resources and supports, identifying consequences, and solving problems.
2. Provide opportunities for choice making across environments—schools, homes, community.
3. Identify and establish with the individual the necessary and appropriate supports.
4. Provide opportunities for challenge and success.
5. Project belief in a person’s ability to succeed as well as in the person’s ability to survive failure.
6. Allow individuals the opportunity to take risks.
7. Allow individuals the opportunity to make mistakes and/or fail and to learn from those mistakes.
8. Provide specific, positive feedback to facilitate self-awareness, confidence, and self-efficacy.
9. Allow the individual to accept and take responsibility for his decisions and actions.
10. Provide environments that are accessible and promote individuals’ utilization of strengths and abilities.

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