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Non-Legal Services

Our non-legal services provide customized consultation and coaching to parents of students with special needs. Through individualized support, our consultants work with families, educators, and other professionals to ensure students with special needs are appropriately identified and supported. 

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

Contact us via phone or e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation of up to 20 minutes. During the call, we will ask for basic background information about your situation and explain the different ways Advo-Kids can support your family.

Advisory Conference

Our non-attorney consultants will schedule an in-person or video conference at your convenience.  During this meeting, we will discuss your current concerns, questions, and goals. An Advisory Conference includes the following:​

  • 30-minute review and analysis of education records/evaluations prior to the meeting.

  • A comprehensive discussion of student records, parent concerns, evaluation results, and related information.

  • Analysis of current IEP (if applicable)

  • Inform and support your understanding of the regulations and policies that affect the student’s educational rights and how they should shape your decisions about the educational program.

  • Following the meeting, you will receive a written action plan, known as the Summary Action Report (SAR), which will include:

    1. Summary of discussion, including explanations of all applicable regulations

    2. An outline of strategies, decisions, and suggested next steps

    3. List of resources and/or contacts to support your goals for the student (if applicable).

 

Cost: $395

 

Click on the link below to view and/or download an example summary action report: 

Example Summary Action Report

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Additional Services

Additional services are offered on an hourly basis. These services are offered at the Advo-Kids’ office and/or phone or video conference. The services may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ongoing advocacy & personal coaching for parents of students with disabilities 

  • Education records reviews, interpretation, and guidance

  • IEP review, preparation for and attendance at school meetings

  • Assistance with drafting or editing letters to student’s school or service providers

  • Assistance with making a request for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) or finding an independent evaluator

  • Analysis of information to determine if an evaluation should be requested to determine if a “disability” exists under current law and regulation

  • On-going review and analysis of additional educational documents such as new evaluations, revised IEPs, or data from progress monitoring.

  • Phone, email, and in-person consultation about a revised or improved Individualized Education Plan (IEP), including the student’s Transition Plan, Behavior Intervention Plan, goals and objectives or Specially Designed Instruction, among other issues

  • Assistance with developing accommodations for a 504 plan or Individualized Health Plan (IHP).

  • Outreach services: Our consultants are available to support you by attending and participating in meetings to assist in meeting your goals and desired outcome. This additional service includes, but is not limited to:

- Attend and participate in an initial evaluation, IEP or Child Study Team meeting

- Attend and participate in a Section 504 Meeting

- Attend and participate in a teacher/staff meeting

COST: $150/hr.

- Must be prepaid

- Reduced to $140/hour when purchasing 5+ hours at a time

Some restrictions may apply.

Discuss your desired services with your consultant prior to purchasing additional hours.

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