Helping parents advocate for their families and to overcome barriers to behavioral health care.
The DIY Advocacy Center was developed to share knowledge, tools, and a practical process with families of children with behavioral challenges. The Center was founded upon the belief that you know your child best and given the right plan and process, you will make decisions best suited to your family’s unique needs.
What do you do when your child is displaying self-defeating and harmful behaviors? …more
Navigating the medical system and other services when we have a serious medical condition can be overwhelming and confusing. Sometimes it is helpful to have someone who has been there to help. …more
We approach the work we do with families from the perspective that parents are capable, children are resilient, and families are the strongest advocates for themselves. …more
The Internet is filled with information and it is often difficult to discern which information is “good.” At DIY Advocacy Center, we have prioritized making this easier for families. …more
When we’ve been successful advocating for our own family’s needs, we have the skill to influence policy changes that help all families. In fact, parents with lived experiences were instrumental in getting new laws passed in 2015 and 2017. Click to learn more about these safe transition laws. …more