Advocacy Resources for Parents and Self Advocates

Produced with our partners, the Autism Society of Texas

Posted April 29, 2019

The Life of a Bill

What is a bill? Where do bills come from? At what point should you get involved in getting a bill filed or supporting or opposing a bill? 7:23 minutes

The Life of Bill resources

Legislative Office Visits

What to expect during an office visit, preparing for your visit, finding the right person to talk to, organizing group visits. 10:56 minutes

Legislative Office Visits resources

Points of Advocacy

In or out of a legislative session, there's no wrong time to advocate on issues that affect you! Here's a run down of the appropriate actions to take, according to where a bill is its life. 8:10 minutes

Points of Advocacy resources

Self Advocacy Toolkits

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