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Rights and advocacy:
Advocacy – Who Needs It?: Case Study 2
If you as a parent with a disability are having difficulties getting what you need, an advocate may help.
Joanne is a twenty-five year old mother with a mild intellectual disability. Her daughter is three years old and is increasingly misbehaving and Joanne decides she would like to attend a local parenting skills course that could assist her. Joanne attends the course but finds that she is not keeping up with all the information as it is given in complicated language and written handouts. She feels like dropping out of the course but first asks her advocate if she can help. Her advocate brings up the issue with the parenting instructor who agrees to use more simple language and handouts with Joanne and to spend some individual time with her going over the information. Joanne is now feeling like she can benefit from the course.