Collaborating to Give Your Child a Voice
Whether you are a special needs parent comfortable with advocating on your child’s behalf or find all things Special Education overwhelming and time consuming, we have an advocacy package for you. All packages are billed at fixed fee rates, so you never have to worry about receiving a surprise bill.
Remember, we are in this together for your child, so do not let your financial status get in the way of contacting us. We can discuss individualized pricing based on your finances and your child’s unique needs.
As soon as you decide to contact us, start gathering your child’s records – IEPs, evaluations, school correspondence, etc. When you hire us, we will need these records to advocate on your child’s behalf.
No matter where you are in the process, if you believe your child is not receiving an appropriate education, reach out to us today.
Following your “Free 15” phone conversation, the Discovery Meeting is the next step. This is our time to introduce ourselves to each other. You will meet with Lila, our attorney advocate, to discuss your child’s strengths and the concerns you have regarding his education. Lila will give you the big picture overview of the IDEA, the law that governs special education. She will also discuss the options for moving forward. This meeting lasts takes about 1-1.5 hours of your time and costs between $50-$79.
School Records Review
This special education advocacy package is designed for parents who feel relatively comfortable advocating on your child’s behalf, but would like additional guidance.
We review your child’s school record which includes current and previous IEPs, school reports, progress reports, and evaluations A comprehensive review of your child’s school records allow us to discover areas where additional information or evaluations may be needed and identify potential problem areas with current accommodations or services.
You will receive a 2-3 page Educational Protection Plan letter setting forth our opinion for strategies moving forward and other recommendations. The letter will be provided at our meeting which takes about 1-1.5 hours. You will also be given a complimentary binder to organize your child’s records.
IEP Strategy Session
Preparation is key for a productive IEP meeting. This advocacy package is two parts. First, Lila, our attorney advocate, will review your child’s most recent IEP before the two of you meet. When you meet, you and Lila will discuss your child’s goals and whether they are written properly to “…meet your child’s unique needs and prepare her for further education, employment, and independent living.” – the purpose of IDEA.
During the first meeting, you and Lila will also discuss questions to ask at the IEP meeting and services and accommodations to request. She will also help you write your parent statement, an important section of the IEP.
Second, After your child’s IEP meeting, you and Lila will meet again to review the outcome of the meeting and discuss a follow-up plan.
IEP and 504 Plan Behind the Scenes
Here, we are your support system behind the scenes. We are your child’s team. We will assist you in requesting records, requesting school and independent evaluations, writing letters to your child’s school and/or school district, and providing guidance and support to you as you work with your child’s teachers and school throughout the year.