How We Help

Why Hire an Advocate?

The IEP process can be a daunting and overwhelming experience.  Having an experienced and knowledgeable advocate on your side to assist in explaining the laws and process regarding special education is invaluable.  We are a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable advocates who have personally experienced the special education process with our own children.  Passion is what drives us to want to help you to become your child’s best advocate!   

  • First step in working with one of our advocates is to review your child’s recent Psycho-Educational evaluation and most recent IEP, if they have already received one. If you have not been able to have your request honored and have received an Educational evaluation for your child, we can assist you with this.
  • The next step is to meet (virtually) to discuss the plan of action for your school meeting.
  • You’ll be asked to send your list of concerns, so we can help craft your statement.
  • We will send the completed document for you to proofread.
  • Once finalized you will be sent a PDF copy to forward to the school to upload into the official document.
  • We will attend your meeting with you and speak on your behalf, if you so choose.
  • We will help explain the terminology for better understanding.
  • We assist the team with crafting the goals and select the appropriate accommodations to specifically address the areas of need for support.
  • We will make sure your voice is heard and that you are included as a team member in your meeting.
  • Follow up after your meeting with the school is essential to ensuring your child will receive the services and supports that were written in the plan. 
  • We will need to stay in communication throughout the year to help you with ensuring everything we worked for remains in place and that there is follow through from the school. 

Understanding the IEP Process

Receiving the Evaluation: Results Meeting

Section 504 Plan vs. IEP (Individualized Education Plan)


Transition IEPs

Parent Concerns (list top 10)

Parent Rights & Dispute Resolution

Guidance with An Advocate: How We Assist

Review of all educational documents and any relevant medical records

Discuss strategies and plan for your child’s school meeting

Attend your child’s school meeting

Follow up with annual reviews and preparation