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This article encourages parents of children with disabilities to become more assertive. It shows how effective assertive statements are when compared to aggressive or non-assertive statements, and how assertive behaviour gives one strength "to take on the world". It discusses body language and the value of working in partnership with your allies, giving ideas on how to identify allies. This article references United States regulatory bodies, please contact Family Advocacy for the relevant Australian equivalents.

 

Author
Mitchell, Joyce
Source
Taking on the World: Empowering Strategies for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Publisher
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York
Publication Date
1 January 1982
Category
Parents, Professionals, Teachers, Families
Keywords
Advocacy, Families
Origin
United States

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