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SharkSandwich211
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25 Sep 2017, 9:40 am

Greetings all,

I am curious to know if there are any people here in the U.S. that have gone through the PIP Advocacy program? If so, what were some of your experiences? Pros/Cons?

Thanks in advance. Shark


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SharkSandwich211
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27 Sep 2017, 9:13 am

*BUMP*

The non-response surprises me I must say. This is a federally funded program available in all states as I understand it. If you have not heard of it, and you are interested in Self Advocacy it might be worth your time to check into it.


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05 Oct 2017, 5:10 pm

I never completed it, as I finally got to move into a full-time job, but when I was with the State as the Advocacy Specialist I did the PIP. I see it as good as far as introducing someone into advocacy and networking, and it is always good to know those who came before us, but I also found it to be redundant. Things I already knew. If you are just starting out as an Advocate it will give you the opportunity to network with others and help you learn the ins and outs, if not, if you are looking to get involved with a group I would highly look into the Autism Self-Advocacy Network.



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05 Oct 2017, 5:35 pm

theladyautist wrote:
I never completed it, as I finally got to move into a full-time job, but when I was with the State as the Advocacy Specialist I did the PIP. I see it as good as far as introducing someone into advocacy and networking, and it is always good to know those who came before us, but I also found it to be redundant. Things I already knew. If you are just starting out as an Advocate it will give you the opportunity to network with others and help you learn the ins and outs, if not, if you are looking to get involved with a group I would highly look into the Autism Self-Advocacy Network.



Good to know. Thank you for the reply.


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