Confident Solutions

Advocacy- verb: to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument.  Noun: a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person who pleads for in behalf of another. 

As a parent or caregiver, it can be draining and challenging to sit and participate in special education meetings for your child.  Maybe it's for a referral for special education services, a development of an IEP, or writing a 504 Plan for your child.  The school has a lot of knowledge and policies of how things are done (or not done) and there a times, as a parent, we feel dis-empowered.   

As advocates for the child, we want to first help empower you, as a parent or caregiver, in gaining knowledge and resources to not only navigate your child's meeting but fully participate as well. Information is always free. We can speak with you on the phone or in person and help guide you in the right direction. We're happy to answer any questions you have about the "process" of special education and paperwork.  

If you feel like you need additional support at your child's meeting, we're happy to be there for you. First, we begin by talking with you to gather information and then we request the most recent paperwork that your child has.  Please give us at least two weeks to fully read through the paperwork and communicate with you on the best ways we can help your child.  After thoroughly reviewing your child's paperwork, we will attend your child's meeting with you.  Our focus is always in the best interest of the child. What does the child need at school to help him or her be more successful?  What are his or her strengths? What are his or her specific needs? 

If you're interested in advocacy, please send us an e-mail with your questions and we will schedule a time to connect with you on the phone. We look forward to talking with you!

With Appreciation,

Christina and Wendy