ADVOCACY - ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS
Levels of Advocacy
Advocacy on Behalf of Individuals
In addition to advocating on the system level, individuals may need assistance. Families can be the best advocate for their family members. Families need family support, information and referral, assistance and training. AHRC can assist in these areas.
Educational Advocacy AHRC offers educational advocacy services to individuals with developmental disabilities of school age who are experiencing difficulty accessing services or have problems with the services being provided. The Educational Advocate will provide assistance with reviewing evaluations, securing additional evaluations, developing strategies to utilize when accessing needed services, explaining rights and negotiating systems. The Advocacy Office conducts trainings for parents and professionals. Where necessary, the Advocate will also attend CPSE & CSE meetings and Impartial Hearings with city and state agencies. Although the primary focus of the Advocate is education, assistance with accessing other needed services available through city, state, and federal agencies is also provided. View Education Advocacy Brochure