Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process. If we acknowledge, however, that the future really does begin today rather than at some distant time in the future, then we need to start planning now for the best possible life we can imagine for our family member.
This Pave the Way Information Sheet is about advocacy and its place in planning for the future. It is not designed to be an exhaustive discussion of all the nuances of advocacy principles and practice. It is a brief overview of advocacy and a guide to where families might find other information and assistance to assist them with advocacy that arises from their planning.