Becoming A Family Advocate

This 3-hour training is a foundational curriculum for becoming a family advocate (also called family advisor). The curriculum covers what it means to be a family advocate; the different ways and settings in which one can advocate; and basic skills that assist parents in their effectiveness as a family advocate. It is designed for use by individuals who have in-depth experience in group facilitation and working with parents and caregivers of children with special needs.  To order a free copy of the curriculum and facilitator guide, please email a request to

Guidelines for Using Training Materials

  1. We ask that you do not charge people to attend the training (or you charge but only to cover your expenses).
  2. For each training you give, please email us with the following information :
    • Date of training
    • Number of attendees
    • Copies of evaluations of the training
    • Any suggested modifications to the training

Email to: or mail to:

Seattle Children’s Center for Children with Special Needs
PO Box 5371, M2-16
Seattle, WA 98105

If you have questions about the training, please contact Beth Crispin at

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