How to Advocate for Loved Ones with Autism
If you are a parent whose child has been diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum—or a loved one, educator, guardian or companion of the child—advocacy will become a big part of your life.
It’s a word that probably sounds more formal than its meaning, and it’s something that every person involved in Autism does. It becomes a part of you. Advocating can mean going to bat for and working for the rights and successful development of the person on the spectrum; it can mean explaining his or her situation to others and educating them; or helping him or her get the most out of life.