The Mission of Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education is to support, educate, empower and inspire parents to be better advocates for their children, more specifically, their children with special needs in schools, in health care, and in the community
All families will have all the resources and support they need to ensure that their children are fully participating and contributing members of their community and society without language-culture barriers.
Building a movement of parents of children with intellectual disabilities and autism to understand the symptoms and accept potential therapy methods to improve the lives of their children, to stand up and advocate within their own Somali society to be a part of the community and stop the shaming, the shunning, and the internal discrimination going on in order to learn how to take control of their environment to improve the access to quality services available for them and their children.
The mission of the agency is to educate parents on how they can bring about improvements in the conditions of their children and in so doing become an integrated part of the community, in the schools, and in the home. We are
The parents of children with autism and intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and behavioral health challenges are the primary people we serve. However, our constituency also includes disabilities agencies, school administrators, special education teachers, health care providers, behavioral health practitioners, direct support professionals, and other medical and scientific personnel working with our children with disabilities to improve their conditions, their prognosis, and their abilities to become more independent and make choices for themselves.