Self-advocacy is speaking up for yourself and other people with Down syndrome or disabilities

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The NZDSA strongly supports Self Advocacy in people with Down syndrome. It is important that people with Down syndrome have a say in what we promote and what information we share.

The NZDSA have two Self-Advocacy groups:

How to become a Self-Advocate

STRIVE members are appointed by the NZDSA Committee.  When a vacancy opens it will be advertised and STRIVE will share the process to apply.  STRIVE will appoint an interview panel and provide their recommendations to the NZDSA Committee.  

If you are interested in becoming a STRIVE member, the starting point is to attend a Youth Development Camp, NZDSA Self-advocacy workshops, and the STRIVE Afternoon Tea Club meetings.