An educational advocate is someone who guides you through the special education process. I offer this service to parents and students who are in the evaluation process seeking special education services or who have already been identified with an autism spectrum disorder and are receiving special education services.
I am able to advise you on the special education process, help you understand the special education documents, educational services and supports, evidence-based specially designed instruction, review your child’s IEP or 504 plan, provide you with information about special education law, help you write letters to the school, attend IEP meetings and other meetings with the school, including mediation.
I am not an attorney and do not give legal advise in any form. It is my desire to provide the support you need to help you function as a fully participating member of the IEP team and bring new ideas to the planning for your child’s educational program, if needed. I approach advocacy from a strength-based approach recognizing that parents and educators alike desire that every student will learn. I work to seek consensus within the special education process by negotiating and resolving disputes as they arise. Ultimately, I believe that it is best for the student, the family and the school personnel to work together. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/evaluation/