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Families of children with disabilities are at the forefront of advocating for positive change in their communities. The policy development process can be intimidating and at times seem like a foreign language. Through development of leadership skills and networking, families can translate their lived experience into actionable steps toward a goal of policy change for the benefits of the wider community. The framework presented here reflects my personal story of advocacy work with the foundation of families as meaningful partners.
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
advocacy, families of children with disabilities
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Tevanian, A. (2022, May). Take action! Empowering families of children with disabilities as leaders in advocacy and policy development (PDF). Poster presented at the NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session at University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.