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Fighting for the right care

By: Raca, Jane.
Series: Your Autism Magazine 51 (3) Autumn 2017: 22-23. 2017Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | COMPLEX NEEDS | PARENT ADVOCACY | SUPPORT SERVICESSummary: Jane Raca fought for years to prove that her son's needs didn't just stop in the school holidays. She writes about her struggle and what its takes to be a successful parent campaigner. Her top tips on campaigning are: Be clear on your objective - what are you trying to achieve and whose attention are you trying to get to make it happen. Make friends of the media, they need and want interesting stories - approach them with yours. Always be polite, if you get cross or rude, people have an excuse to stop listening to you. Don't give up - if it gets too much, take a break and then carry on!
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Jane Raca fought for years to prove that her son's needs didn't just stop in the school holidays. She writes about her struggle and what its takes to be a successful parent campaigner. Her top tips on campaigning are: Be clear on your objective - what are you trying to achieve and whose attention are you trying to get to make it happen. Make friends of the media, they need and want interesting stories - approach them with yours. Always be polite, if you get cross or rude, people have an excuse to stop listening to you. Don't give up - if it gets too much, take a break and then carry on!

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