Empowering youth with disabilities is no easy task, and often parents and caregivers do not know where to start. Luckily there are many community resources that can help. I’d like to highlight an upcoming opportunity in the Massachusetts area. The series is called Advocacy Bootcamp and is presented by Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC):
Advocacy Bootcamp is a training intended for primary caregivers of young children (birth to age 10) with developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses, and/or complex medical needs. The content focuses on building foundational advocacy skills so that participants can empower their children to lead rich, meaningful, and exciting lives.
So many parents and teachers struggle with the best way to advocate for children. Knowing your strengths and how to use them to advocate will help to ensure children receive the resources they need to thrive.
Below are the details for this Massachusetts training. If you are not able to attend, consider contacting MFOFC to see if they have materials or information on resources in your area.
Cooperative for Human Services
420 Bedford Street, Suite #100
Lexington, MA 02024
Date & Time:
Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on the following dates:
Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager