Advocacy and Consultation Supports
IEP Audit: We review your child’s educational records and provide feedback on the Public Agency/LEA (School District) offer of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and compliance with your child’s individualized education plan (IEP). We provide you with recommendations on areas that need to be addressed to ensure your child is receiving appropriate support and services to access his or her general education curriculum. We will have a comprehensive discussion regarding your educational program options and the direction to take when exercising your parental rights.
IEP Prep: We review your child’s educational records, including initial, triennial and independent educational evaluations and we help develop a plan of action based on data analysis and a continuum of support and service program options that would appropriately address your child's educational needs. We help prepare you for the next steps and formulate a parent agenda to address your concerns during the IEP meeting.
IEP Development: We assist in the IEP development process, by reviewing private and/or school assessment reports, propose goals to address all areas of need, propose accommodations in the classroom, review supportive evidence and materials to determine if additional data and/or assessments would be needed. Our mission is to assist in the development and planning of the student’s individualized education plan that meets the unique needs of the child in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
IEP Meeting: We attend your child’s IEP and support your family by advocating for your child’s educational needs. We help facilitate your child’s IEP meeting, and ensure your voice is heard and parents’ concerns are addressed. Parents can participate as little or as much as they wish. We attend the IEP meetings and represent you and your children. We engage the district and address the issues, including but not limited to incomplete or inappropriately conducted assessments, confusion over poorly written goals, or inadequate supports and services, etc.
Accountability: We specialize in assisting families through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, by seeking remedies and/or reimbursement for privately funded services if your child’s Public Agency/LEA (School District) failed to provide your child with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). We also hold Public Agency/LEA (School District) accountable if they are out of compliance, by drafting and filing a compliance complaint with the California Department of Education on your behalf.
Non-Attorney Representation: We help Parents accurately document their requests and/or concerns by drafting letters on their behalf. These letters can include requests for evaluations, additional services, lack of progress, inadequate goals, assessments, written notice, dissent to an IEP and/or placement, etc. These letters serve two purposes first and foremost to document and exercise your Parental Rights in an attempt to collaboratively resolve any ongoing dispute with the Public Agency/LEA (School District). Secondly, in the event the dispute cannot be resolved appropriately, the letters serve as your written Parental input and/or notice to your child’s IEP should your case move forward to either an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or a Due Process Complaint.