As an Advocate, supporting individuals/couple/families with unique abilities and/or challenging life circumstances trying to fit into a society that was not designed for them. An Advocates role is to ensure that your voice is being heard so that you are have equal opportunities as your peers, your unique needs are being met, that you are the one making the decisions about what is best for you. As a single “caregiver” of a complex needs youth, one of the best gifts I gave myself was having an advocate that came with me to every school meeting, medical appointment, helped me check myself on second guessing difficult decisions that I was making for my grandson and then was there on those days where I felt defeated by the system and I just didn’t know if I had any gas left in my tank, I knew that there was another adult who would I could trust and count on to make sure if I wasn’t able to find my voice to speak in my grandson’s place then I always had a back up that he could count on to do what was in his best interest or ensure his needs were being met. The following is just some of the ways an advocate can help a client be heard and fight to make sure that they are not being left out in society because of their unique abilities, invisible disabilities, race, gender, culture, age. Whatever the cause, our Advocacy Consultants are here to work with you to ensure that your voice is heard, you are given equal opportunities as your peers in our society and your rights protected.