From Emotions to Advocacy

“Effective advocacy comes from research, planning and preparation.  Successful advocates know that is important and what is not worth fighting about.  When you finish this book, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective advocate.  You will avoid the mistakes that prevent many parents from successfully advocating for their children.”            -Pam and Pete Wright, FETA

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From Emotions to Advocacy

In the remaining weeks of summer, if you have a school aged child with PWS, consider finishing your summer by reading the book, From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA).  Written by Pam and Pete Wright, the Founders of Wrights Law, FETA is an essential resource for parents seeking to work collaboratively and effectively with their child’s school.  And, as its title suggests, FETA focuses on moving parents from emotions (i.e. fears about school, anger about what has happened, etc.) to effective advocacy (i.e. focusing on the child’s needs, problem solving, etc.) which is essential for the success and wellbeing of a student with PWS.  FETA provides parents with an array of practical information including:

  • How to organize your child’s school file
  • Writing effective IEP goals
  • Understanding test scores
  • Preparing effective letters and documentation
  • Strategies for preventing and resolving school conflict

And more!  As a Crisis Counselor at PWSA (USA) I keep my copy of FETA in arm’s reach at all times because it is one of my go to resources to understand special education advocacy.  FETA is a single volume tool box you can return to again and again for guidance and advice.  Make sure it is on your shelf this school year.

Order a copy today at

Happy reading!

Evan Farrar, PWSA (USA) Crisis Intervention and Family Support Counselor

About pwsatoday

PWSA (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.
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