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Parent Advocate

The parent advocate for the Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Autism Clinic at Children’s is a parent of a child with autism, and is specially trained in the area of autism as a professional.

  • Provides education to family members regarding child’s diagnosis of autism.
  • Mediates between the system and the family by helping to educate professionals on the strengths and needs of the family.
  • Helps family members understand the different roles of the agencies involved in the system and how they may affect the family. 
  • Assists families in idenfying and utilizing necessary services.