Rather, they are parents and grandparents of young through adult children with autism spectrum disorders who share their knowledge and experience with other families. They offer unique and valuable perspectives about best outcome treatment programs, school programs, and the general challenges of busy lives.
FEAT’s goal is to create effective family-based advocacy, to help you ask the right questions, and to help you become the most informed advocate for your child.
After you access general information from the FEAT website (www.feat.org) and have read the books FEAT sends to new families, contact a mentor within your school district to learn about what happens when your child turns three. These resources prepare you to ask informed questions that best tap into the experience of FEAT mentors and volunteers.
With adequate notice, mentors may be available to consult families prior to an Individual Program Plan (IPP); Individualized Education Plan (IEP); and/ or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); as well as attend meetings with the parents when necessary.