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Parental Advocacy

Parent Advocacy

Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially children with a disability. True advocacy is a largely positive process, which should build on your child’s strengths and challenges. As your child’s best advocate, you are in a unique position to identify and implement positive changes, and fully access needed programs and services. See the video below from Ruth Landsman about being your child’s best advocate:

Also, check out the video discussion with Dr. Frank McNesby, Jr. describing how parents with children who have special health care needs can best enter into a partnership with a pediatrician for the care of their child:

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