Resources for Advocacy

Sometimes the support system is not working well to support the needs of children.  The following can help families know how to proceed towards the resolution of problems with accessing the services that they need.


Documents

Empowering Parents: A Guide to Addressing Concerns in Manitoba Schools
(Manitoba Association of Parent Councils, 2015)

A Parent’s Guide to Inclusive Education
(Community Living Manitoba, 2013)

Supporting Inclusive Schools: A Handbook for Developing and Implementing Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
(Manitoba Education, 2005)

Organizations

Family Advocacy Network of Manitoba

The Family Advocacy Network (FAN) of Manitoba is a network of parents, family members, and caregivers of people, both children and adults, with intellectual and developmental disabilities. FAN provides opportunities for families to get together, to share experiences & resources, to be empowered, to advocate, and to have a united voice across the province.

Visit the website to apply for a free membership and to get involved.

Inclusion Winnipeg

Inclusion Winnipeg provides assistance so people can access service, connect with peers, and be a part of the community.


We aren’t alone in Manitoba – there are people worldwide who see the value in having developmental approaches in autism therapy and education.  Check these out:

Floortime Coalition of California

Affect Autism (Ontario)