Written by Shannon LeBrun

Bryce Schaufelberger is the manager of www.selfadvocatenet.com and he asked me if I could help out at the self-advocate booth at the Inclusion BC Conference in Victoria last June.

The website has so much information and is updated daily with new information and Bryce is very knowledgeable! I learned so much about myself doing this. I shared information to help people know about the website and information for self-advocates.

I was nervous because I didn’t know if I was giving the right information about the self-advocate website but Bryce was there to support me, so that was nice. I have learned not to be scared when letting people know about the website and self-advocates because there is no wrong answer.

It’s neat to learn how to stand up and not be scared to express your feelings and just do your best and talk to people. Being a self-advocate is great because we all listen and we all support each other. So what I am saying is don’t be afraid and speak up. Know your rights and learn more. I hope next year I will be able to be able to help with the booth.

Bryce has a lot of information about self-advocates and it’s a great thing to look up at www.selfadvocatenet.com  and take your time as there is much to see on the site.

Learn what you can do to volunteer. It can improve your skills and confidence.

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