Self-Determination for Deaf Youth



Self-determination is when people make choices and decisions based on personal preferences and motivations. People who have stronger self-determination are able to make their own choices, manage their time, solve problems, advocate for themselves, set goals, and make plans to reach these goals. Young people with disabilities must also be aware of their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the law. This resource will support the development of basic knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to self-determination.