The Chandler Project recently partnered with PicnicHealth for an empowering achondroplasia community webinar on how to advocate for your child in a medical setting! Chandler Crews, founder of The Chandler Project, and Victoria Garcia, RN, are both expert achondroplasia advocates who shared and discussed their experiences advocating at the doctor’s office. The following topics were discussed:
✍️ Tips for advocating for yourself and child in a medical setting
🏥 How medical records can help you advocate for yourself
🔬 Sharing the VISTA study – how you can join and contribute to ACH research from home
🥰 and Resources you can lean into for extra support.

How to advocate for your child with achondroplasia in a medical setting


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