Advocacy for School
School related issues continue to be the number one reason families in Ontario reach out for support from Autism Ontario Chapters and Family Support Coordinators. Parents often report feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, and helpless when they are left to advocate for their child’s rights in school. Families are often left on their own to navigate issues like soft suspensions and school exclusions. It can leave parents feeling like there is a struggle, barrier and fight at every corner.
School issues continue to be the number one reason families connect with us for support. Autism Ontario, in partnership with Mahony Advocacy, developed Negotiating the Maze: Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Schools. This resource outlines how to advocate effectively and establish positive working relationships with your child’s school. It is filled with tips, templates, and links to important Ministry of Education information.