What is IEP Advocacy?
IEP Advocacy is when an advocate works on behalf of a student and the student’s family to help the family obtain or retain special education services. A special education advocate can accompany parents to meetings and assist in the negotiation process between parents and the school.
Advocates can be particularly helpful for families who are either inexperienced in special education and/or are having trouble getting services for their children.
Why Advocacy Can Help
We make the process easier for you by arming you with the information and resources you need to fight for your child.
We work with everyone on the IEP team to make sure your child continues to progress in school as smoothly as possible.
We know how frustrating it can be when problems don't get resolved. Luckily, we have experience fixing these issues.
DISCLOSURE: Some states allow a nonlawyer, like Mr. Jessup, to represent you in due process hearing proceedings. In Florida, you can be you can be represented by a qualified representative and the administrative law judge must consider the qualifications of a qualified representative on a case-by-case basis. All states allow you to bring a person with special knowledge of the unique needs of children with disabilities. Ask Mr. Jessup for more information about his services in your state.