The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is sponsoring a new self-determination project – the Self-Determination Channel – a YouTube channel by and for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The Self-Determination Channel stands out from other channels on YouTube because self-advocates host the videos, and decide and create the content.

The theme of the channel is: Self-Determination is Empowerment. It was started to give self-advocates a place where they can be seen and heard, connect with others, and mentor each other. Our hope is that the channel can be used as a teaching tool and show examples of what is possible.

Videos are being produced on topics self-advocates care about such as technology, employment, caregivers, living on ones own and advocacy. Every Tuesday, a Tuesday’s Tips video is posted on how to live a more self-determined life.

A question is asked at the end of each video. Viewers are encouraged to share their answers in the comment section. Links and additional information are posted below the video.

To visit the Self-Determination Channel, go to:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgSBRbXjC_IoiTS92fjGvxA

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