Why is this service important to Jo Bacon, Director and Founder of Advocate for Me?
This service is the result of a culmination of life experiences.
My professional experience as a dedicated classroom teacher, and then more recently, over 10 years working with children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families is one of my sources of inspiration. I can humbly say whilst my university degree and post-graduate studies specialising in Autism have given me my foundation, it's been through my daily work and connection with children, families and other professionals I have continued to learn and feel strongly about sharing my knowledge, skills, and strategies. To advocate for the opportunity for all children to thrive; living their best life surrounded by family members who feel supported, empowered and fully included in the community.
In addition, to my professional entity, it is an experience closer to my heart that makes providing a quality family-centred service vital; my personal experience. As a mother of five children, including triplets, I understand parenting can be challenging and overwhelming at different stages driving me to support families to move positively towards their goals and find joy in their daily experiences.
Key Worker, NDIS, Parent Coaching, ECEI, Family