The Self-Advocate Council's Bill of Rights

You have the right to:

  • Be safe and free from harm.

  • Have Intimate relationships and choose my friends.

  • Ask questions when you don’t know what someone is saying.

  • Make your own informed decisions, choices, and manage the risks.

  • To keep personal possessions.

  • Know what will happen when you sign a consent form.

  • Refuse care, medication or treatment.

  • Access community services.

  • Choose what job is best for you, and receive payment.

  • A Voice, and to be heard, and respected in a dignified way.

  • Have privacy and personal space.

  • Be involved in the process of selecting your support staff.

  • Have access to proper medical care, a lawyer or other advisors when needed.

  • Be involved in deciding where you live and with whom.

  • Get a quality education.

  • Vote

  • To be included and not isolated.

  • Have access to your records.

  • DREAM!