The Nurture Programme Advocacy Planners are designed to support you with advocating for your disabled child’s needs. This planner has duplicated sections for as many as five children which can also be used over and over again for the same child. The Advocacy Planner is undated, and can therefore be used for a number of years if needed. It features space for notes and pre-doodled doodle pages for when the wait becomes too much and overwhelm in the waiting room takes over.
Each individual section comprises of the following features:
Child Profile Page
A child profile page specifically designed for you to list all of the wonderful characteristics about your kids that we often have trouble describing due to the nature and intensity of the meetings and appointments that we attend, which usually focus on the difficulties and challenges.
This page is designed for you to fill in and cut out using the scissor guide on the page. You can laminate it or keep it folded in your wallet for easy access in case of emergencies. This can be used in a variety of ways such as when you enter a building and need people to know who you are without verbalising, in case of an actual emergency if you become overwhelmed and cannot use mouth words to communicate, or you are already non-speaking, pre-verbal or have selective mutism. At the bottom of this page is another section designed for you to cut out and use as an accessibility card for whichever needs you have that require adjustment.
In this section you are able to detail the things that your child/young person needs help with and the things that can be done to help, so that when you are put on the spot, you can easily refer to these pages and answer the questions quickly and appropriately. Sometimes our minds go blank and we often come out of meetings wishing we would have said more, or differently and this allows us to say what is needed at any given time. There are duplicate pages for changing needs.
We have incorporated an undated yearly tracker so that you can keep an eye on things that are concerning you. For instance, sleep disturbances, incontinence, emotionally based school avoidance, tics or tourette’s and other things related to your child’s disability that you would like to discuss with professionals and need a record of. These trackers are duplicated, so you can have one for yourself. Tracking your own sleep patterns for example, or your own frequent sensory overwhelm.
Pre-Doodled Doodle Pages
Our doodle pages are a great way to while away the time sitting in the waiting room before you begin procrastinating. The inner self-critic won’t have time to rear their ugly head with our beautiful hand-drawn doodle illustrations and words which may have a slightly different undertone if you change the first letter of a certain word!!
M.A.P – My Appointment Planner
You can use these pages to map out your appointments before you arrive, we ALWAYS have something extremely important to ask, and you can bet your life on it that you will come out of that meeting and within 15 minutes your hands will fly to your face when you remember you forgot to ask. Use the section titled “Unforgettables” for this. And remember, your own to-do list should not be longer than the clinician’s.
M.E.S.S – My Education Support System
I do love a good acronym and this one came pretty easily to me I must say. Here you will keep track of those appointments and keep your very own minutes so that others can be disputed if needed.
We provide shipping all around the world. Your shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on your location. All orders will be shipped within 3-5 working days if purchased on a weekday.
REFUNDS & RETURNS
All planners are printed to order, therefore we can only accept returns & refunds if the product is faulty or lost in transit. If this is the case please contact us directly.