Irving Martin on the Goals of Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy is fifty-fifty, it's self-responsibility, it gives you pride, and it gives you dignity in the community. You've got to have dignity in the community to be social ... the most important thing is to be honest with yourself, but more important is to be honest with other people. And that the city, wherever you live, has an interest in you to the best of your ability, that's what it really means.