Advocacy Is Not About You

It’s about lifting up the voices of the people for whom you advocate. Advocacy encompasses forms of solidarity, information-sharing, education, and support — oftentimes by members of the community themselves connecting, sharing resources, and supporting each other. When we assume we know what’s best for someone else, this is patronizing and infantilizing.  Regardless of a person’sContinue reading “Advocacy Is Not About You”

Be Your Child’s Best Advocate

A blog post with advice for how to effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively advocate for your child within the school system. *Start with the three Cs: Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation* Children with disabilities deserve to be treated as valuable members of their communities, and this includes their school community. “Adequate special education is a REQUIREMENT, notContinue reading “Be Your Child’s Best Advocate”