Bill of Rights

  • You have the right to be treated fairly and with respect
  • You have the right not to be put down by words or actions
  • You have the right to calm yourself down when you are upset before other means are used
  • You have the right to get help
  • You have the right to choose an advocate
  • You have the right to get an education
  • You have the right to have your IEP or transition plan written and reviewed at a meeting with you
  • You have the right to choose your job and to receive fair pay
  • You have the right to decide how to spend or save your money
  • You have the right to get needed services
  • You have the right to choose your own doctors and to see the doctors when you want
  • You have the right to have, receive, or refuse regular therapy services
  • You have the right to choose where you want to live
  • Whether you live by yourself, with a roommate, or in a group home, you have the right to privacy and to expect people to knock before entering
  • You have the right to have your own belongings
  • You have the right to have a place to be alone
  • You have the right to choose your friends
  • You have the right to call and visit family and friends
  • You have the right to decide what you want to eat
  • You have the right to date
  • You have the right to get married
  • You have the right to have children
  • You have the right to plan and enjoy fun activities
  • You have the right to join community groups
  • You have the right to expect public places to be accessible
  • You have the right to vote.

*Source: http://selfdeterminationak.org/