How families can be in the driver’s seat at meetings with professionals

  
  1. Prepare questions and opinions in advance.
  2. Prepare an agenda for each meeting – whether with a group, or just one therapist. As each item on ther agenda is met, check it off. If Items require follow-up, make note of that.
  3. Take a friend along when meeting with professionals it always helps. Friend can take notes, and prompt questions.
  4. After the meeting take a moment to write down what happened and who was going to do what next.
  5. Take responsibility for following up.

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