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7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism

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Principle 4 – Speak with Authority: Be Proactive

Martin's Advice: Even if you have never been a powerful speaker, you can practice and learn to discuss autism with authority at school meetings, medical appointments, and other settings. Remember, you are absolutely the best person to frame your child's situation in the most compassionate way. Even if you don't consider yourself to be courageous, you can become an outspoken advocate when it comes down to your child's best interest.

Source: The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism

Next: Principle 5 – Document: Be Prepared

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