Most of us benefit from advocacy at some time in our lives. ACSYL can provide advocacy for individuals who want support.
This can also apply to family members. For instance, parents recognise that the time will come when they will no longer be there to support their children. This is a particularly difficult thought for those whose children have a disability or are socially isolated for some reason.
Of course every adult has the right to be as independent as they can be. Nevertheless, all of us benefit from the support of friends and family and it is disturbing for parents to think that when they die their children may lose their best advocates.
Good planning, in association with ACSYL's long term commitment, can ensure that individuals continue to get the support they need and that they will have strong advocates should they be needed. As part of the planning process families will identify their child's advocacy needs. These can then be documented and intentionally planned for as the support network is designed and put in place.