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Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Friday: Closed

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Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

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(dependent on general lab hours in LRC)
High Tech Center
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

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Self-advocacy is the ability to identify and explain your needs.

In high school, your advocates were your parents and teachers.

In college, you must become your own advocate.

A successful self-advocate recognizes the need for self-direction and independence.

Step 1: Recognize that college success or failure is your responsibility.

Step 2: Understand your disability and learn ways to compensate. Learn how to explain your disability and needs to others.

Step 3: Develop good communication skills to request accommodations and services.

Step 4: Know when you need help and ask for it. Understand that it is OK to use appropriate accommodations.

Step 5: Know and understand your strengths and areas where you need to improve.

Step 6: Develop and use mature social and personal skills.

Step 7: Be organized. It relieves stress and demonstrates good planning ability.

Here are some helpful suggestions to help you be a successful self advocate:

From City College of San Francisco DSPS