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The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism or Other Special Needs

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic child herself, Areva Martin shares clear, step-by-step instructions on how parents can assert themselves-with doctors, teachers, school officials, neighbors, or even family members-and get the best results for their child. Practical and inspiring, with personal stories from other parents of autistic children, The E ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by NAL (first published 2010)
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Stephanie
Martin has written an excellent book that clearly lays out plans for parents of children who have special needs. As an attorney and mother of an Autistic child, she has been there and done that many times. The book walks the reader through the history of advocacy, steps to ensure your child's needs are met, and how to follow up if they aren't.

I found the book interesting and easy to understand even though Martin has a lot more experience and legal knowledge than I do. Her own story is worthy of
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Beth Cato
Apr 10, 2012 Beth Cato rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in, 2010, nonfiction, autism
When you have a special needs child, the psychological implications are hard enough. Having a child who can't talk, who can't handle being in public... that's hard. But to make it even worse, there's the bureaucratic nightmare of getting services for your child. The process is contradictory, frustrating, and sometimes downright dangerous for the child's welfare. That's where this book steps in. I can't help but ask, where was this resource three years ago when my son was first diagnosed with aut ...more
Nita Bee
Nov 07, 2011 Nita Bee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have a special needs child, like I do this is a great book to use as a resource guide for available programs, support groups and an excellent reference for getting the most out of your IEP meetings with the school. Very well written. Recommended read.
Jeanie
Jul 19, 2011 Jeanie rated it really liked it
A brilliant resource for parents of autistic children or children with special needs. The sections about IEP planning and obtaining services are particularly helpful.
Branka
Jul 14, 2015 Branka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for every special needs parent who has a school-aged child.
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