Advocacy is defined as the act of pleading for, supporting or recommending; giving aid to a cause.
An advocate is defined as a supporter, backer, promoter, believer, activist, campaigner, or sponsor.
Perhaps you have not thought of yourself as an advocate or one who could make a difference with gifted advocacy work. Or maybe the words advocacyand advocate have taken on a new meaning and perhaps even a new “feeling” for you as one who parents or works with gifted children. Or possibly you’ve tried it and you have gotten nowhere with your efforts. Whatever the case might be for you, we would like to encourage you to begin, start again or keep going with your efforts.
First and foremost, remember that this is not about you! You are not asking for anything for yourself! It is about our gifted children. It is all right for you to “plead for them” and “give aid to the cause”. You are their greatest “believers” and deepest “supporters”. If you are not, then who will be?
There are a couple of things that you can do right now.