What is a Parent Special Education Consultant / Advocate?
Special Education Consultant / Advocate help you build productive dialogue and a strong collaborative relationship with your child’s Special Educational Team and school district. I will provide you with the advice, creative approaches, personal attention and tools you will need to help your child succeed. Parent Advocates will help you become a more effective Special Education advocate for your child. *** A Special Education Advocate is NOT A licensed, practicing attorney.***
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Services include, but are not limited to:
Assist, inform, empower and educate parents/caregivers
One-to-one consultation with parents/caregivers on child’s current performance, review history and discuss vision for future
Review and examine records, evaluations, assessments, developmental history, current and past education plans, report cards and progress reports
Create organized binder of child’s records
Assist in designing the right path to best serve your child’s unique needs
Represent your vision at meetings
Draft effective letters for school and other agencies
Match the needs of the child to programs, providers and schools
Recommend appropriate services that will meet your child’s unique profile
Assist in preparing you for an IEP or 504 meetings by identifying priorities, researching options, and empowering you to be mentally and emotionally prepared.
Direct Meeting Support: I can accompany and support you at meetings in order to provide clear communication, detailed notes, and a collaborative atmosphere.
What we will need to work together:
A nonrefundable administrative fee of $300 - This fee will be used towards services
Copies of last 2 IEPs
Copies of recent school testing, report cards, progress reports, letters to the school
Copies of recent independent evaluations, if applicable
Copies of recent Behavior Plans, if applicable