7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
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Principle 5 Document: Be Prepared
Martin's Advice: Keeping your documents organized from your child's initial diagnosis to his multiple evaluations every year will simplify your life and empower you as an advocate. Keep a file of all important paperwork, and take notes during in-person meetings and even during phone conversations requesting services or insurance coverage.
Also consider keeping a journal for you and your child to record his experiences his strengths and challenges, artwork and summer camp certificates, and so on so that you can share it with new teachers, babysitters, and even relatives to help give a glimpse of your child's life.
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