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What is a Parent Advocate and how can they help?

Our Parent Advocates are parents of a child diagnosed with ASD. Just like you. They have walked in your shoes, had the same questions, and felt the same range of emotions as you do now.

Parent Advocates can help in one-on-one sessions and/or in group sessions.

Session topics covered include understanding the psychological impact of Autism; accessing early intervention services; and advocating for your child.  You can also meet with a Parent Advocate on other matters concerning your child. Parent Advocates can attend early intervention meetings with you; join you with doctor and specialists appointments; or go with you to speak with your child’s early intervention team.

They offer more than 20 years experience:

  • With early intervention services and the regulations and laws guiding them
  • Recommending the proper evaluations needed for your child’s future success
  • Working with occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists, as well as behavioral intervention specialists
  • Evaluating private programs in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to determine the appropriateness for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

You’re never alone with a Parent Advocate by your side.