The Everyday Advocate
AMAZON BESTSELLER, NO. 1 IN PARENTING, CHILDREN, AUTISM
Areva Martin is the GO TO expert on autism. DR. PHIL MCGRAW
This book couldn't be more right on for anyone with an autistic child. SENATE COMMITTEE ON AUTISM
THE EVERYDAY ADVOCATE gives parents, educators and caregivers of children with autism the tools they need to handle the maze of misinformation, conflicting medical advice and astonishing lack of awareness about autism.
As a Harvard attorney and a mother of an autistic child, AREVA MARTIN, ESQ. moves past the debates about what causes autism to focus on vital, practical issues. The Seven Principles of Advocacy can help every parent use advocacy in every area of their lives, while making them powerfully effective advocates for their children with autism.
Advocacy does make a difference—whether on the grand stage of sweeping social change or in the everyday life of a single child. The civil rights and human rights that were so hard-won in our country have resulted in laws that give special needs children important rights.
Parents today are not called upon to march in the streets or stage sit-ins to secure rights for their disabled children, but those who have the courage and commitment to take up the mantle of advocacy and speak out for their autistic child, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with advocates who have made great strides in human rights throughout history.
BOOK EXCERPT. Freedom They Could Glimpse, But Not Grasp
AUTHOR : AREVA MARTIN, ESQ.
WRITER/COLLABORATOR : DONNA BEECH