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What we hear from parents:

"At school meetings, it seems like my input is disregarded."

"School staff say that my child is doing fine, but I don't agree."  

"School staff say my child is unmotivated and just needs to try harder, but the real problem is my child's educational needs are not being met."

Many parents report that navigating special education is overwhelming and frustrating.
We help families to understand the process and to learn to communicate effectively, working to ensure that every child has meaningful educational opportunity.
  • Advocate services may include any or all of the following:
• Accompanying parents to school meetings.

• Providing individual parent coaching.

• Reviewing records and helping the family to develop an action plan.

• Assisting parents with writing agendas and letters.

• Observing the student at school and at home.

• Helping to draft measurable IEP goals and objectives and to monitor progress.

• Providing referrals to legal services, evaluators, therapists, and others.

• Assisting parents with dispute resolution, including writing state complaints and providing support at mediation.
  • We also conduct presentations and workshops.  Typical programs are one to three hours and are tailored to the particular audience.  At this time, there is no fee for presentations to parent groups in Connecticut.  There may be a fee for trainings to professional organizations.  Sample topics:
• When Families and School Teams Disagree:  Strategies and Scripts for Productive School Meetings
• All About Independent Educational Evaluations
• Intro. to Reading Evaluations and Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI)



Education Advocacy, LLC, works throughout Connecticut.

For more information, please call Diane Willcutts at (860) 992-5874. 
or send an email to diane.willcutts@gmail.com



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