Review IEP documents – Including all assessments;
Help you craft letters – Correspondence with the Child Study Team;
Attend IEP meetings – You have the right to bring anyone you want to an IEP meeting;
Draft and submit Mediation / Due Process documents – Mediation and Due Process both require the submission of well-written documents succinctly stating why you feel the IEP is inadequate for your child;
Attend all Mediation meetings;
For Due Process Hearings, you can represent yourself although you should consider hiring an attorney; An Advocate cannot represent you, but may be able to provide consultation services
Help you find other appropriate special education experts;
Most importantly we can help guide you – So you know that you have advocated to get the best services your child truly needs and the law allows.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO NAVIGATE THIS PROCESS ALONE
I will listen to your concerns and help you work with your school in a partnership. I can be with you every step of the process. I believe that only through open communication and mutual understanding will the school be able to address your child’s educational needs.
Call 973-980-2190 so I can talk about how I can help you and your child or E-mail meat firstname.lastname@example.org