Self-advocacy is the civil rights movement for people with special needs, where the person with disabilities knows who he is and what he wants in order to be more independent and in control of his life, to have greater confidence in himself as a person who is present and valued in the society (the individual has several options and has the right to choose).

This means that even though individuals with disabilities may seek support from others, they are entitled to control their own resources and how they are directed without any control from the environment.

Self-advocacy seeks to reduce the isolation of people with special needs, and provide tools and experiences that enable them to be more in control of their private lives. In addition, it enables them to exercise their right to express themselves, obtain their needs, and to be integrated into their communities, schools, jobs and various groups.

One of the goals of self-advocacy is for individuals with disabilities to have the right to express opinions and needs in addition to discuss their future, to provide job opportunities, to enable them to be productive, and understand their rights and obligations. Therefore, they become able to demand their rights, choose the skills they want to practice, and choose their friends.