Parents of children with disabilities are usually the primary advocates for their children. Their advocacy typically starts when they identify their children's disabilities and special needs.
As parents grow older and confront the realities of their own aging processes, the problems related to ensuring an appropriate and high quality future for their disabled children become increasingly apparent. For many families, there are no individuals to assume responsibility for lifetime advocacy for the disabled family member nor are there organizations on which parents can depend to provide for the secure future of their disabled loved ones.
The Life Services program has been designed to address the need for the individual advocacy and oversight essential for assuring the highest quality of life for persons with disabilities. Each individual being served gets a Personal Advocate to work directly with the family to develop the plan for their loved one and to serve as the lifetime advocate and overseer for the person with a disability when the surviving parent dies or is unable to fulfill the role.