The purpose of this blog is to help parents learn how to advocate for their child that struggles at school.   I offer information and advice about how to get what your child needs.  The advice and information that I share comes from my experience as both a educator and a parent of a child with special needs. My dream is to one day work as a special education advocate or lobbyist.
I too have felt the heartbreak that only a parent knows when something is going wrong with their child.  My experiences as an educator have helped me successfully advocate for my child, and I wish to help other parents advocate for their children.   Like many families, we could not hire a professional advocate when we ran into trouble with our school district.  I spent hours researching and learning about special education law.  My advice is free, so take what you like from it and leave the rest.   I hope you find the information here helpful in your quest to help your child achieve to their fullest potential.

I live in Massachusetts, so some of the information that I post here may not be true in your state.  However, every state must abide by the federal laws in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), so most of the policy will be the same.  If you have any questions about your individual state laws and mandates, a good place to get answers is your state’s department of education website.  I am not a representative of any school or organization, only a person with successful experience negotiating with my child’s school on behalf of my child.  I have worked in several schools in Massachusetts, but do not speak of any particular situation that I have personally bared witness too.  This blog is based on information that I have researched and is not about actual experiences that I have encountered in my professional life.

I wish all of my readers the best in their pursuit of a great education for their child.  Feel free to leave a message, comment. or question.

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