I have been wondering about becoming a parent advocate. I need to do something. I am hoping that the new medications will make it possible for me to start some kind of career. someone posted about knowing a woman who started a business helping parents with the IEP process, getting the evaluations, etcetera. I think this is something I could do. I know there are NO advocates in my town, probably not in the area. And finding one in the big cities is impossible. So what qualifications would YOU want in a parent advocate? I don't have a degree in counselling or social work or anything. I have a business degree. But I ahve worked long and hard to find the ins and outs of our district and state. I am willing to get more training, to take classes at the university. heck, I can probably get scholarships for any classes. If you can remember who mentioned knowing a woman who started a business doing this, please let me know. I would like to ask her some questions. I really need to start thinking about something to do. I spent a lot of time learning about this stuff to help my family. I would enjoy owrking with other families for this kind of thing. Thanks for the help.