Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Moms Fighting Autism


Free webinar (a seminar on the world wide web)  is being offered each month by the online community Moms Fighting Autism.  Register at www.momsfightingautism.com.Moms Fighting Autism
 at www.momsfightingautism.com.

Once you register, then you are sent a confirmation email with a call-in number and id; and online viewing link.

Also, they ask for questions to be submitted in advance.  Here is our question for this month:

"Why do Parents have to advocate for their child to receive public services?  Our tax dollars pay for public and federally mandated services for our son as a student, as well as, as a recipient of benefits associated with Disability Rights legislation.  We understand if we have to advocated for him to attend a private school or a private after-school activity like horse-riding. But, to have to advocated for a public education, public health insurance and medical care and other tax covered benefits is preposterous!  This is like telling President Obama he has to pay with his own credit card and petition every time he wants to fly on  Air Force One to uphold the duties of his office stateside and overseas.  Ridiculous! "

This month's FREE webinar is:

Topic:  Moms Fighting Autism: "How To Be An Advocate for Your Child". 

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 29th at 4pm Pacific. (check your time) 

Speaker: Attorney Areva Martin and Moderator: Chantal Sicile-Kira.

Webinar Description:  Nationally recognized expert on autism advocacy Areva Martin shares her hard-won knowledge as a parent of an auti...stic child and an individual rights attorney. In The Everyday Advocate, she lays out vital and relevant step-by-step instructions to parents facing the seemingly impossible odds of advocating for a child with autism.Parents need to become activists for their children rights to services and learn how to safeguard those rights-both in school and in the larger outside world. An invaluable resource, The Everyday Advocate offers practical, real-world actions that work, lists helpful websites and organizations, and gives parents and caregivers the emotional support they need as they face the challenge of successfully standing upfor children with special needs.

For more information, go to  Moms Fighting Autism.

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