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How Advocacy Changes You

How Advocacy Changes You

From helping you see you’re not alone, to being a voice for others, becoming an advocate with a chronic condition can make a big difference.

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Should You Be a Patient Advocate?

A patient advocate is someone who helps patients navigate the complex maze of the healthcare system. Learn more about how you can help.

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The Evolution of an Advocate

Lisa Emrich was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2005 and RA in 2007. Having two chronic illnesses is a challenge, “it’s difficult to know which disease is causing the symptoms,” she says. Although her MS limits treatment options for RA, she ...

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Brad Carlson: My Life As An Advocate

Brad Carlson was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis six years ago. “It came on so hard,” Brad says. “I lost my job and went on disability. It’s scary when you first get diagnosed. HealthCentral’s RA site helped. I wanted to do that for someon...

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10 Grassroots Advocates for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many people who live with rheumatoid arthritis are engaged in advocacy and raising awareness in one way or another. Many more want to get involved, but have limited energy or don’t know what to do. As part of our celebration of Arthritis Awareness Mo...

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What is an Educational Advocate?

Children with ADHD, learning disabilities and other disabilities may be eligible to receive special services, accommodations or modifications in school under the law. There are two main laws that govern individuals diagnosed with or identified as hav...

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Self-Advocacy When Dealing with Medical Professionals

Treatment of ADHD requires medical attention. In order to make sure you receive the best possible care and treatment, self-advocacy is a must.

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Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

Whether or not you choose to discuss ADHD with your boss, there are steps you can take to manage your condition successfully in the workplace. Once you leave college behind and enter into the workforce, you really are on your own. There are no parent...