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Meet Kelly, a Self-Advocate With a Great Heart

Kelly, a self-advocate

I’m proud to be a great person with a lot of words in my mind and I have a lovely heart with great feelings. I have feet to get me where I like to go. And I speak up! I wrote a poem, “Together, Yes We Can!” It has a lot of feeling.

I work 9-5 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – 5 days a week! I like self-advocacy very much — it helps me through life. My mother always tells me, “don’t use the word can’t” in my life. I can be silly sometimes.

I like coming to The Arc. I’m in a Hammer program where I live and the staff helps me out if I need it. I still need to learn a lot on the computer. I still need help with my reading and math. I am going on a trip this year in April.

I need more ideas about my words to say my feelings and to say my ideas. The Arc needs me and other self-advocates to get ideas to be strong and stronger. I don’t want nobody to let me down!