a central concept of empowerment, which involves students' ability to make choices, become advocates for themselves, and exercise control over their lives. It refers to an individual's awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to interact with others in a socially competent manner.
a determination of the will, and whatever leads to a self-decision leads to a decision of the will
the ability to identify a personal vision and set and achieve goals; reflects personal skills and traits, including self-esteem, assertiveness, self-advocacy, control, choice-making, and creativity
The consumer makes choices and decisions regarding his or her life without excessive influence or interference by others in this practice. This may vary for each person, depending on the person's circumstances and disabilities.
the skills needed to understand and address one's wants and needs through decision-making, problem solving and goal setting
The ability and the opportunity for a person to make decisions for themselves.