Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Everyday Advocate

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Review - The Everyday Advocate

About the Book
Nationally recognized expert on autism advocacy Areva Martin shares her hard-won knowledge as a parent of an autistic child and an individual rights attorney. In The Everyday Advocate, she lays out vital and relevant step-by-step instructions to parents facing the seemingly impossible odds of advocating for a child with autism.

Parents need to become activists for their children's rights to services and learn how to safeguard those rights-both in school and in the larger outside world. An invaluable resource, The Everyday Advocate offers practical, real-world actions that work, lists helpful websites and organizations, and gives parents and caregivers the emotional support they need as they face the challenge of successfully standing up for children with special needs.

About the Author
Areva Martin, Esq. has appeared on Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and FOX News, and has counseled hundreds of parents of autistic children. A graduate of University of Chicago and Harvard Law School, she is the founding and managing partner of Martin & Martin, LLP. Additionally, Martin is the president and co-founder of Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN), a non-profit launched specifically to support families with special needs children.

My Take on the Book
This book delves into the personal experiences of one educated women that went to the extreme in advocating for her autistic son. She has taken this experience and has written it in such a way to provide a compelling book that is both practical and inspirational.

Her experiences have made her not only a chmpion of her own son but in a larger sense to the greater developmental disability community.  What I liked about this book was the practicality and the amount of applicable sections that it provides the reader.

This book is full of tips and resources to make you a stronger advocate for a loved one or friend or for other children around you. Though this book is hefty, the author makes the information easy to manage and after each section of the book you leave it ready to take on even more challenges!

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