As an advocate, you’ll want to consider these things.
Understand the diagnosis and all symptoms
You can also find many disability-specific organizations online, such as Autism Speaks® or National Down Syndrome Society®. In addition, several nonprofits that serve persons with disabilities are dedicated to education, support, and advocacy. Many of these organizations will have local chapters to allow for greater and more personalized engagement.
Know the rules of engagement
Keep good records
Know your rights
Here are a few of the major federal protections: