SPECIAL EDUCATION
CONSULTING FOR FAMILIES

We are here to navigate through the Special Education process with you to get your child the help they need. You are not alone. Schools have their experts; let me be yours. 

After School

WHEN IS ADVOCACY NEEDED?

  • You think your child needs extra help but the school disagrees.

  • Your child is falling further behind instead of making progress.

  • You are new to the special education process and need guidance.

  • Your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Specific Learning Disability, Developmental Delay, Speech or Language Impairment, or Other Health Impairments including medical, emotional, or mental and you need some help!

  • Your child isn’t meeting existing IEP goals and you want changes made.

  • There are communication barriers between you and the school system preventing your child’s needs from being met.

  • Your child’s IEP isn’t being followed.

  • The IEP isn’t an accurate representation of your child.

 

OUR ADVOCACY SERVICES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)

  • A full File review and report with recommendations (when applicable)

  • Preparing you for meetings

  • Attending meetings with you

  • Translating Special Education jargon and procedures into understandable terms

  • Working for you and your child to get what your child needs- no split loyalties!

 

THE PROCESS

I will meet with you (and your child if you wish) virtually to discuss your needs and what I can do to help. There is no fee for this first consultation. I’d love to hear your child’s strengths, and what is working well, too! This meeting should last between 30-60 minutes.

 

Upon agreement of services, I will collect a retainer fee that will go towards the hours I work on your case. It is also at this meeting you decide how much or how little help you would like from me. Depending on your needs, I will conduct a thorough review of all files and paperwork on your child. This includes all evaluations and reports, Individual Education Programming paperwork, progress reports, report cards, etc. I will also analyze any proposed plans. If applicable, you will receive a personalized written report with my findings and recommendations.

 

From there, I will be available to join Special Education meetings, including annual IEP reviews, evaluation meetings, progress meetings, and any other meetings.