I need someone to help me with finding an advocate for my son in the San Antonio area I'm not sure if I'm using the right title for this person but it someone who helps you with knowing benefits I can ask questions about any training parents can take etc. Please help I don't even know where to start
Yes but my county case worker could only do so much. In the end I needed an even more skilled advocate, a professional child advocate.
I found my social worker through my behavioral health worker. They referred me. I would call your cournty socai workers office and see if they can help. Also talk to the people who provide your son services maybe they can direct you also. If you have a local autism support group that is helpful also. Good luck. Our social worker has been a lifesaver.
I live here in San Antonio, you should be able to get a case worker through Any Baby Can. They will help you find various resources. And I just found out they have a parent class... I plan to attend that. I believe the ARC can help too w a case worker. I know Brighton has Advocates to help out understanding special needs law to help fight for your child's right with school IEP meetings. This helps you get the services your kid needs. I just finished the PALS course and the lady is extremely helpful! She will even go to your IEP meeting. I plan on having her help me when my son turns 3. There is also Autism community Network, they have a few classes on floortime and ABA but there is a waiting list. There is lots of stuff out there. I don't have a caseworker yet I was more rushed on getting him into ABA program. Oh yea! autism speaks has a first 100 day tool kit you can download and has lots of good info. I hope that is helpful and gets you started. Good luck.
Are you connected with your county services office with a case worker? They might help. I .ooked online and interviewed so called child advocate. Most knew as much as me or less. I finally found one that knew more than me, and I hired her.