Preparing our Next Generation

Helping our children to be adults is exciting, scary and overwhelming all at the same time. This website hopefully helps parents realize they are not alone and that there are resources and support networks available through this process.

Among all the skills that parents and teachers help their youth learn in preparation for adulthood, self-advocacy tends to be low on the list, but should be at the top! Feeling comfortable with and knowing how to express one’s needs, thoughts, and opinions are skills that every adult needs to have

The Center for Parent Information and Resources has many supports, resources and guidelines for parents, youth and teachers who are working on self-advocacy skills.


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