Special Ed Advocate Services

I can help you get your child proper support with an IEP or 504 in school.

As a Special Ed Advocate, my goal is to make sure your child has the best support possible.

My process includes teaching YOU, so you can advocate and find lasting solutions for your child’s special education challenges.

IEP and 504 Consulting

Special Ed Advocate Ventura and Santa Barbara CountiesSometimes a Special Education Advocate is needed to help the special education process run more smoothly. I believe schools and parents can work productively for the benefit of the student when everybody has the same vision of the goals, understands the child and respects the law.

I am here to help you to take charge of your child’s education so you are confident in your ability to participate in IEP or 504 meetings. I can help you create a roadmap for:

  • Understanding parent’s rights and your child’s rights
  • Reviewing school records and assessments to develop recommendations for services
  • Assistance with drafting, modifying and refining IEP or 504 plans
  • Communicating with the school to ensure proper documentation
  • Planning and writing IEP goals and special ed accommodations
  • Identifying outside resources to support your child
  • Monitor implementation of IEP or 504 plans

Free Online Special Ed Advocate Resources

Advocate On-Call Services

Pay for a block of time and use them as you need them. Buy a 5-hour pack for $450 or a 12-hour pack for $960. Make an appointment when you need help, and you only pay for the time you need.

Free Online Special Ed Advocate Resources

  • Special Ed and Parenting Support Group on Facebook
  • Special Mom Advocate Blog
  • Resource Page
  • Free printables

Advocate On-Call Services

Pay for a block of time and use them as you need them. Buy a 5-hour pack for $450 or a 12-hour pack for $960. Make an appointment when you need help, and you only pay for the time you need.

Attend IEP, 504 and SST Meetings

The emotional aspects of special education can be overwhelming, so I can attend IEP, 504 and SST meetings to help facilitate the process and advocate for your child. My attendance at the meeting can also be part of your coaching process to help you learn how to interact with school personnel and when to step up and ask for what is not being offered. This service is available to specific school districts within Southern California due to travel restrictions.

I have over a decade of experience in the trenches of special education, both as a parent and as a counselor in the school systems.

Get a FREE 20-minute consultation!

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If you have a question, want to share your story or even just to say hi, please contact me!