An advocate is - "someone who takes action on someone else's behalf"
ASRC offers an Educational Advocacy Series for parents and others advocating for children and teens on the Spectrum. In 2011 we will begin to offer this series in several different locations in Connecticut.
The ASRC is involved in many projects involving state agencies and commissions, as well as working with legislators to promote better and more comprehensive service delivery in Connecticut.
We encourage family members to actively participate in the process of obtaining state-funded services for people with developmental disabilities, which includes the autism spectrum. There is a lot that you, as a voting constituent, can do to influence our legislators.
|Our ASRC folks meeting with Fairfield legislators around support for our ASD adults and their families.
(L to R) ASRC Advisory Board Member Maggie Casciato, Representative Tymniak, Senator McKinney, Representative Stone and ASRC Co-Director Lois Rosenwald. All legislators are from the town of Fairfield.