Everyone can learn to self-advocate. As with any valuable skill, it takes time and practice.
The first step is to become more aware of your strengths and challenges. Ask yourself: What am I good at? Where do I struggle? What do I like and not like?
There are many different sources to help you understand yourself.
You’ll also need to learn about different tools and support that can help, and how to ask for them. This comes naturally for some people once they know their challenges. For others, it may take time to get the courage to speak up.
Here are more resources that can help: