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How to Be a Good Parent Advocate

Two parents and their young child are shown sitting across from a doctor.

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Steps to be an effective self advocate

Two parents and their young child are shown sitting across from a doctor.All parents naturally want to be good advocates for their children. There are a few steps from the Center for Autism Research (CAR) that you can take to help you be more effective.

Information Topics:

  • Know your child
  • Know the law
  • Know your community
  • Be courteous and respectful
  • Stay organized and prepared
  • Show up to meetings ready to contribute
  • Follow up after meetings

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