Ongoing Advocacy



We are proud that our Initial Consultation process delivers so much value that in many cases parents empowered with knowledge are able to advocate independently and consult with us on an as needed basis. There are also parents and students who benefit from ongoing advocacy and appreciate the opportunity to have a professional to consult with throughout the length of the school year. For this kind of a client we offer six month and twelve month retainer options and apply a discount depending on the number of hours needed each month. Unused hours are carried over into the next month and can be used towards the variety of services that we offer, such as testing and academic remediation.

You might benefit from Ongoing Advocacy if…


Just you or you and your partner work full time and have trouble keeping up with the level of oversight that your child’s needs require. You don't want your child to get left behind and you also don't want to spend your limited time with family working to become an expert on curriculum and special education law, not to mention organizing their ongoing file. You are looking for a “case manager”.

You are looking for someone who is available to attend meetings with you, draft letters to the school/district, interpret educational/behavioral data and advise along the way. Each month has presented different challenges and you don't want to navigate this arena alone. You also want someone who can determine when it is time to seek mediation or file a complaint and when it is more appropriate to continue resolution efforts at the ground level.

Your child’s behavior significantly impedes his or her academic performance, the need for revisions to the behavior plan are often and problem solving at the school level has proven ineffective

The school-parent relationship is deeply severed and you would like a third party to help get everyone on the team back to focusing on your child versus adult disagreements

You have regular disagreements and concerns with the schools efforts in implementing your child’s IEP/504 Plan

TESTIMONIALS


I have witnessed first-hand, Krista’s amazing abilities with children and parents…

Krista is an exceptional teacher and human being. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of special education and related services. I’ve known her for 8 years and as a school psychologist, I have witnessed first-hand, Krista’s amazing abilities with children and parents and the outstanding results she has given them. Krista’s role as an advocate for parents and children with special needs is undoubtedly a major service to the community.

 

Karen Michelle