An advocate defends rights and/or supports people in defending their own rights.  The role of an advocate is to speak out effectively on issues.  This speaking out is called advocacy.  There are different types of advocates.  An advocate can be a lawyer or a concerned person who is not a lawyer.  There are advocacy organizations that speak out on behalf of people whose rights need defending.  Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities is an advocacy organization.  The following pages will share more information on supports offered through advocacy.


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