Patients and Families
The Advocacy Series
The Advocacy Series helps people and families overcome barriers to receiving the support, access, care and resources they need by learning from other FOP community members and discussing practical tools for better problem-solving across multiple areas of life with FOP. We offer podcast, webinars and community panels for each topic covered.
Advocacy Series Community Panels and Webinars will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing and simultaneous translation** will be provided in the following languages:
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French (FR), French (CA), German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (PT), Portuguese (BR), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (ES) + Spanish (MX), Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Vietnamese.
*Translation services and the Zoom video application can not be accessed at the same time on a single mobile device. If you're using a mobile device and want to access translation and see fellow attendees during a Zoom meeting, you will need a second mobile device or a computer to open translation services. With two mobile devices or a mobile device and a computer, you can participate in the Zoom meeting on one device and access written and audio translation on the other.
- Advocacy: You Can Make A Difference: Learn how to build upon your strengths to communicate your needs and create an action plan for more effective problem-solving.
- Advocacy At All Ages: Advocacy begins by empowering children to overcome challenges rather than enabling them to rely on others. Learn how children, teens and young adults can start advocating for their needs at different developmental stages.
- Advocating in a Medical Setting: Take control of your medical journey by learning the tools you need to be an effective member of your health care team.
- Advocating for Mobility and Independence: Learn how to access the tools, equipment and transportation you need to get outside and engage with those around you.
For more information about the program or to share your experience as an advocate, please contact Hope Newport, IFOPA Family Services Manager, or Karen Kirchhoff, Family Services Coordinator.