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Making Decisions: A Road Map

Being a better self-advocate means being able to make decisions about yourself. As a teenager, it may feel like the adults around you get to make all of the decisions.  As you get older, you will have more responsibilities in making your own decisions.  Your personal choices will shape your life and help you achieve your goals.  So how do you get some practice making decisions?

Try using these five decision-making steps when focusing on building self-advocacy skills – from Autism Speaks:

  • What is the decision you need to make?
  • What decisions could you make?
  • Evaluate each choice. What are the pluses and minuses of each choice?
  • Pick the best choice. Describe which choice is best for you.
  • Did you make the best choice for you?

Get some practice by downloading and trying out our Decision-Making Guide.