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Rights and advocacy:
What is Advocacy and How Can it Help?
Advocacy is the process of promoting, supporting and representing the rights and interests of people. Advocacy can also involve the protection of an individual's rights and interests to obtain justice through a formal or informal process.
Advocacy can involve someone acting, speaking, or responding on your behalf to ensure you have access to and receive services that meet your individual needs and respect your right to choose.
An advocate is a person independent of the service provider who can promote, support, and represent your rights and interests.
It is the right of each parent with a disability to access an advocate and use an advocacy service that protects their interests and rights and assists them to achieve personal goals and aspirations.