"Working through the activities gave me a lot of clarity about my own strengths and the process of advocacy." This workshop provides skills to enable you to advocate with confidence and intelligence. You will discover tools for effectively incorporating lobbying, negotiation and media into your advocacy strategy. On completing this day, you will be ready to launch your strategy into action! There are several roles or functions that an advocate may play in supporting a child with a disability and his or her family. They may include: Listening to all parties in a believing and nonjudgmental manner; Clarifying issues; Suggesting options; Documenting; Locating and providing information; Modeling appropriate behaviors and boundaries; Speaking on the parent/child's behalf when they cannot speak for themselves; Helping the family with written correspondence or phone calls; Attending meetings; Problem solving; Educating families; Assisting parents in locating other supports; and Following up.

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