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Frequently asked questions
How do I know if my child needs special education services
If you notice that your child has had consistent difficulty with behavior or academics throughout their schooling, with assignments, homework, reading, math, social interactions, etc., then you might want to consider having your child evaluated. We can help walk you through the process and find out what might be going on and how to help them overcome their struggles in school with possibly a 504 Plan or an IEP with the proper accommodations
What qualifies as a disability
There are 13 categories of special education listed by IDEA. They are: Autism, Blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Intellectually Disabled, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatice Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.
What is the difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP
An IEP (Individual Education Plan) is an individualized plan that is written and mapped out by the IEP team specifically for a student that qualifies for special education services. It includes measurable goals and strategies designed for that studen and is enforced by the federal law of IDEA.
What if my child already has an IEP/504 but we're having trouble
Contact us to talk about your situation and see how we can help. We can help you review the documents, make sure they are up to date, resolve issues and ammend the documents during a meeting with the school. Visit our Get Help page to learn more
Why do I need an advocate
Let's be honest, if you didn't think you needed help you wouldn't be here right now, and you're making a wise decision asking for help.
How much does an advocate cost
The real question is what is your child's education worth?
How long does the process take
That all depends on the severity of the case or situation, how many meeting will be required and how well prepared the school is for those meetings.
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