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Public School Advocacy

Get the best outcome for your child through IEP and 504 plan advocacy.

Service Description

Helping your bright child with learning differences get the support they need to succeed in public school can be stressful. If you don’t feel equipped to fully participate in your child’s IEP or 504 plan meetings, we can help. EES has a thorough understanding of special education laws and local school system policies and can be your guide throughout the process. We know what resources, programs, and supports are available to your child and how to get them. You know your child's needs best and are the most important member of their educational team. With a knowledgeable and supportive advocate at your side, you are more likely to have your concerns heard. Public school advocacy with Exceptional Educational Solutions may include: • An in-depth intake session to understand your child's and whole family's needs • A full review of any educational, psychological, or other evaluations and school reports to understand your individual child’s strengths, challenges, and needs • Collaboration with any outside providers (e.g., therapists, teachers, tutors, coaches, physicians) to truly understand your child's strengths and challenges • Guidance throughout the IEP or 504 plan process • Advocacy for your child's needs • Support during school interactions to reduce stress and anxiety • IEP and 504 meeting attendance (or coaching behind the scenes) • Help crafting effective parent input statements and polite but firm letters to school staff • Data collection • Follow-ups to ensure your IEP or 504 plan is implemented • Public school placements • Escalation within the school district as needed for resolution • A strategy to get to YES on important issues at the IEP/504 plan table • Collaboration with outside professionals to support your case • Support for your child in receiving needed accommodations and services and developing appropriate goals • Advice and education on timelines and how the system works • Expert document review (e.g., IEP, 504 plan, assessment reports, Prior Written Notice, invitation letters) • Referrals to attorneys if needed • Support with other public school concerns such as bullying; change of school assignment; transcript review; course selection; and gifted, 2e, or special education programs With a trained educational consultant supporting you, you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that you don’t have to navigate these challenging school experiences alone.

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