Advocacy Planner For Adults

£29.99

A beautifully designed, full colour adults advocacy planner, designed to keep your disabled child’s notes easily accessible whenever you need it. To make the most out of your planner see our detailed description below.

Full Specification:

A5 
Full Colour
304 Internal Pages of 120GSM
Ring Binder
Hard Backed

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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.

Medical ID

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.

Unforgettables 

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.

Tracker 

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.

 

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REFUNDS & RETURNS

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Week 3: Worrier to Warrior

In this final session, we will help you and those you support to find ways to reframe negative thoughts so that it is possible to “think better and feel better.”  We will also cover practical strategies to help you manage your anxious self, keep calm and turn you from a worrier, to a warrior, ready to battle everything that life throws at you.

Guide Two - Trust Your Gut

Guide Two: Trusting your instincts is a vital part of the process for RADICAL (UN)Parenting and we will discuss the many experiences of the facilitator and the learners where this has either proven to be true when listened to or when you wish you would have listened and acted on that gut feeling.

Briefly discussing methods of communication for the neurodivergent person and how important it is to study our young people intently so that we can begin to talk their language.  This session guides you back to your most confident, enabling those advocacy skills to flourish once more and encouraging you to always trust your gut.

Week 3: Reasonable Adjustments

The pathway of SEN / EHCP’s / Reasonable adjustments and so forth can be a scary and bewildering place. But knowledge is POWER and this session aims to provide members with this power. 

Attendees will be given clear information and knowledge so they will be able to navigate these pathways armed with confidence. This will include basic law and children’s rights including ideas about what reasonable adjustments vs unreasonable adjustments are. We give examples of our own reasonable adjustments, how to ensure these adjustments are put in place and ideas on how to approach the professionals in your children’s lives to ensure that their needs are met. 

Members will also be equipped with ideas for “reasonable adjustments” versus “unreasonable adjustments”. A guest expert speaker – Karen Stepanova – SEN Consultant is arranged for this week who will give her very own presentations on the basics of SEN Law.

Week 4: Mental Health

In this session we look at how Imposter Syndrome can cause people to doubt their abilities.

The toll of advocating for children with additional needs can be detrimental to a parent or carer’s health. Our aim is to build up confidence and restore the mental health of parents or carers so that they have the inner strength to fight as hard as they can for their children.

This week focuses on changing negative thoughts to positive ones and helps restore the mental health of attendees. Jodie and Laura provide ‘Top Tips’ to staying mentally well during tricky times.  

Week 5: No-one can help me

What can I do? By week 5 we hope that all attendees will feel more confident, less stressed and have the skills and facts that they need to successfully advocate for their children. But we know that sometimes this is not enough.

The system can be fraught with challenges, and no matter how skilled you are, it can feel like your journey keeps being taken off track. In this session, an expert speaker will join to give fantastic advice on where to turn next when you feel you have exhausted all avenues. Practical advice regarding matters such as benefits, grants and additional sources of advice is also given, leaving the attendees feeling well equipped in their journey ahead.  

The Anxiety Nurture Programme

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Guide Three: I'm Giving Up

Making sure that consistency is key, as our young people will not learn to trust us if we do not show them we are trustworthy. So making sure that when we start this process, we are committed to making it as successful as we possibly can.

Gaining trust, and keeping it is extremely important, however we all make mistakes, we will get triggered at some point, it is how we manage those mistakes that count. We are so used to being judged for our parenting choices, that throughout this session you be inspired to take back control of who you are, and give you the confidence to shut out the negative and leave more room for the positive.

Radical Guide Four: F*ck That Sh*t

Tuning out all the negative interference from around you will be crucial to enhancing your progression through this change, and this is something that will be difficult for a lot of families particularly when people are not yet ready to accept the RADICAL approach. Ditching the negative impacts on your parenting so that you can be free to be you. No shame. No judgment, just unapologetically you!

Join us whilst together we chant:   

F*ck That Sh*t

Week 1: Understanding Your Anxious Self

In this first session, Laura and Jodie gently introduce what anxiety can look and feel like with a real and tangible understanding that all participants come from a variety of experiences. Together, we will look at the impact anxiety can have on how we behave and interact with different people as well as the internal struggles it can bring.  By offering an invitation to reflect on and recognise our own anxiety and the negative internal voices that drive it, they begin to consider ways to quieten those voices and fears both for ourselves and those we wish to support. 

Guide Five: RADICAL CONNECTION - Neuroparenting with Kristy Forbes & Jodie Isitt

Kristy and Jodie have worked together for a number of years and are completely aligned in their parenting, and in fact all round beliefs. Creating neuro-inclusive spaces, using neuro-affirmative approaches as standard. 

Week 1: Introduction to ASC

We will explore the many aspects of being autistic or having an autistic family member. Jodie will share her road to diagnosis for her three children and finally herself and her own diagnosis in 2020 at 35 years of age.  This first week will lay the foundations for the rest of the Five week programme. 

Week 2: Differences I May Experience

Focussing on the saying, “When you have met one autistic person you have met one autistic person” we will take a deeper dive into the way that autism effects everyone individually.  During this session we will look at sensory needs in more detail and provide some ideas to help keep autistic children more regulated.

Week 3: Advocating For My Autistic Child

Laura and Jodie feel that “small changes make a big difference” for autistic individuals – and during this session we will discuss helpful tips for parents and reasonable adjustments for schools and colleges. 

In this session you will also be able to ask us questions relevant to this topic and we will signpost you to other helpful organisations and sources of information related to Autism. 

Week 4: Sibling Support

There is no doubt that an autism diagnosis can affect the whole family.  In this fourth session we will explore the impact autism can have on families and siblings.

We will discuss lots of helpful approaches to help you support your whole family and explore the positive aspects of an autism diagnosis.  We will also discuss how to support siblings of autistic individuals using empathy and understanding whilst also covering the importance of looking after your own mental health as parents.

Week 5: The Autistic Experience

Chloe, Jodie and Laura will discuss the medical model of autism and some of the theories of autism which are now proven to be out-dated and detrimental to autistic individuals.

Chloe will talk using her personal insight as an autistic adult, will discuss effective ways to support the mental well-being of autistic individuals and answer questions from attendees.

Week 2: Nurturing Anxious Minds

Whilst it is true that many children suffer from anxiety at any one time, those who are neurodivergent (ie are autistic, with or without PDA; have ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc) are more likely to have anxiety to varying degrees as part of their experience.  In this session, the anxiety experienced by any child is approached with understanding and acceptance and is jam-packed with practical ways to support children in a positive and nurturing way.

Week 2: Nurturing Advocacy Confidence

The aim of this session is to break down attendees’ advocacy skills, then rebuild them so that facts and controlled emotions are used successfully.

Laura and Jodie share their experiences of advocating for their children – both good and bad and demonstrate how to use assertiveness skills effectively and remove emotive language.

They also share their “Top Tips” before, during and after transitions to ensure that all objectives are achieved.