self-advocacy

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self-advocacy
 
n
1.  a.  See also normalization the practice of having mentally handicapped people speak for themselves and control their own affairs, rather than having nonhandicapped people automatically assume responsibility for them
 b.  (as modifier): a self-advocacy group
2.  the act or condition of representing oneself, either generally in society or in formal proceedings, such as a court

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