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Helping Families Navigate and Understand Special Education

Many parents report that navigating special education is overwhelming and frustrating.  I help families to understand the process and to learn to communicate effectively, working to ensure that every child has a meaningful educational opportunity.

  • Advocate Services may include any or all of the following:

    • Accompanying parents to school meetings​.

    • IEP Coaching

    • IEP preparation and attendance.

    • Interpreting evaluation reports.

    • Providing individual parent coaching.

    • Drafting a positive behavior plan

    • Reviewing records and helping the family to determine an action plan.

    • Assisting parents with writing agendas and letters.

    • Observing the student at school and at home.

    • Helping to draft measurable IEP goals and objectives for progress monitoring.

    • Providing referrals to legal services, evaluators, therapists and others. 

    • Assisting parents with dispute resolution, including writing state complaints and providing support at mediation.

    • Provide information and training on special education services, Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP's)

  • I also conduct professional presentations and workshops. Typical programs are one to three hours and are tailored to particular audiences. 

Initial Consultation: Free

I offer a complimentary 30 minute appointment by phone or in-person. The main goal of the consultation is to go over your child's specific situation, determine needs, and assess whether advocate services would be appropriate. If my services are not appropriate in your particular situation,  I will point you in the right direction.  

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