Parents are great advocates for their special needs children. What skills do parents need, however, to be the best possible advocate?
- Firstly, build good relationships with school personnel and stay involved.
- Communicate effectively.
- Moreover, keep detailed records.
- Have a long term plan for your child, and keep your focus on the big picture.
- Know your legal rights.
- Last but not least, remember that you and the school are part of a team all working together for the child’s benefit.