Self-Determination for Deaf Youth



Being self-determined means acting or causing things to happen as you set and work toward goals in your life. 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.