Advocacy Commandments

11 Advocacy Commandments

  1. Though art thy child's best and most consistent advocate.
  2. Though hast valuable information about your child. Professionals need your input.
  3. Though shalt put it in writing and keep a copy.
  4. Though shalt try to resolve problems at the lowest level, but not resolved.
  5. Thou shalt keep records.
  6. Thou shalt seek out information when needed.
  7. Though shalt take time to think through information before making a decision.
  8. Thou shalt have permission to be less than perfect. Important lessons are learned from both successes and failures.
  9. Thou shalt not become a martyr. Decided to take a break now and then.
  10. Thou shalt always remember to tell people when they are doing a good job.
  11. Thou shalt encourage a child to make decisions because one day he or she will need to do so.