Essential Tips for the Special Needs Advocate
No matter how many blogs we post, we can never forget the most significant voice that special needs children have: yours. Being a parent is a tough job, but we must ask that parents of children with special needs take on a second job. To fight the good fight, you must also be an advocate.
Depending upon the level of particular challenges your child has, it is essential to try to teach a certain level of self-advocacy to them as they grow if possible. But for the level of support, they will need, you are the primary voice, your level of organization and persistence will be the foundation that will enable your child to have the support they will need during their growing years.
Until then, let us share some of the best tips we have to offer.
Create an organized medical file
?Be willing to learn
?Share what you know
?Take care of yourself
As an advocate, you need your perspective and focus over the long haul. Your child depends on it.