You will need to advocate

2017-07-25 |

What is Advocacy?  an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.  Advocacy for your family member or self can take place in many different context to include formal and informal. Advocacy is essential to communicate the needs for education, support, job training, housing, and more.  

Yes, you can be an advocate!  Nobody can look out for your child's welfare as effectively as you.  You want to be sure to communitate for his/her needs as well as teach your son/daughter how to be a self-advocate.

Raise Your Voice!   (Autism Society of America)

Our government officials are charged with representing our interests, but it’s our responsibility to let them know what we need. If you’re having trouble finding services and your state can’t help, call the governor and raise the issue. If your county provides an excellent program to support your child, email your representative with a thank-you. If there’s a congressional election coming up, write your district’s candidates and ask them what they’re doing for people with autism. We need to let our representatives know that we are paying attention and we want our government to care about autism!

#IgniteUrPower –make your voice heard on important issues, and shape policies and practices that improve services

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