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While voting rights for adults with disabilities vary across states, the skill of voting is one important practice of citizenship, and thus active engagement in community. The skills required to inform voting require reading comprehension to reason with information, and self-determination to make choices based upon that information. This resource supports special educators of high school or postsecondary individuals with intellectual disabilities to articulate personal opinions on political issues, and to then compare political candidates using those issues.


This publication is a collaborative product of the Partnership for Media Literacy for Exceptional Populations. This project is specifically about supporting the teaching of media literacy skills to teens or adults with autism or intellectual disabilities. Each issue focuses upon a specific narrow knowledge or skill that may be particularly challenging for individuals with common characteristics of those disabilities. Though created for a specific population and age range, each may be refined to work for individual needs or for learners with other disabilities.