Liberte Education Consulting Advocates can support you by:
Represents the best interests of the student in the educational process.
Has a working-knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to children with special needs and can inform parent/guardians of their rights. If need arises, she will research a specific legal issue or case that is pertinent to a child’s education program.
Suggests appropriate services, programs and accommodations/modifications to meet the student’s individual needs.
Can provide classroom observation reports.
Helps interpret the meaning of assessments and reports to parents, and explain their significance to the child’s educational needs.
Helps parents put requests in writing.
Prepares parents for the IEP/504 meeting. This could include interpreting and prioritizing support materials, proposing goals and objectives, and providing/rehearsing strategies for the meeting.
Reviews all special education documents, including files, assessments, report cards, observation reports, ect. prior to IEP/504.
Accompanies parents to IEP, 504, and any other relevant school meetings to provide advice and assistance.
Reviews IEP documents before you sign them.
Drafts letters, responses, complaints and written requests to school and district officials.
Empowers and educates families (parents and students!) to strengthen their own advocacy skills.