Self-Advocacy Resources

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things that you can do.  People who are healthy are happier, have more energy to get things done each day, are more likely to get out and into their communities, and even live longer.

On this page, you will find resources that you can use to be healthier.

Be in Control of Your Health


These four courses can teach you how you can play an active role in your health. It will show you different exercises you can do to be healthy and teach you how to eat better. These courses will also give you tips on how to make healthy relationships in your life.

Manage Your Health with Handy Checklists

These checklists can help you think through steps to pick a fitness center and a doctor. They can also help you talk to your doctor about your health.

Know Summer Safety Tips

Summer can be a tough time to be healthy. Check out these tips from The Arc of New Jersey on how to be healthy in the summer!

Learn About Cancer and What to Look For

As you get older, you are more likely to have cancer. The best way to fight back against cancer is to make sure you know what it is and what to look for. These booklets from The Arc of New Jersey can help. 

Prevent, Understand, and Live with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is important to know what it is and how to live with it. These toolkits and video guides from The Arc of New Jersey can help you do this.

English Toolkit Video Guide (English): Part 1 Part 2
Spanish Toolkit Video Guide (Spanish): Part 1 Part 2

Take Charge of Your Health

Learning to be more in charge of your own health care is part of being more independent in your life, especially if you are a teen or young adult. The Taking Charge of MY Health website can help you move from pediatric to adult medical care and learn how to take charge of your health!

What Else Can I Do?

Check out our webinar archive and health resources for more ways to learn about being healthy. And, check with your local chapter of The Arc to learn more about any health or exercise programs that you can take!