Dear Fellow Parent Advocates,
If you're like me and many of the parents in my circle, you work tirelessly to ensure that your child has what he/she needs to be successful in life... this may include researching, attending workshops, reading, taking notes, organizing health and educational records, meeting with other parents, experts, and school staff, finding the appropriate programs and services, etc.. the list goes on.
Advocacy isn't just about being able to effectively articulate and ask for what your child needs. It's much more than that. It's about learning all you can and planning.
Joining a parent group can help parents learn the ropes of advocacy. For new parents, this can be a daunting process if you are not prepared. In the FETA (From Emotions to Advocacy) Group - Sacramento, parents will study all of the aspects of advocacy including preparation.
The FETA Group - Sacramento will study the Wrightslaw text, "From Emotions to Advocacy" by Pamela Wright and Pete Wright.