Aspire Advocacy: As parents, we understand. As advocates, we can help.
Do you ever feel like your child’s school district is playing the “special education” game with you, and only they know the rules?
Have you gone to an IEP meeting and only discussed what programs the school wants to put your student in, but never actually thoroughly discussed your child’s needs?
Or, maybe you’ve heard one of these statements before?
- “We don’t do that here”
- “Our district doesn’t have the funding for that“
- “We can not let your child have that because then everyone will want it”
- “Your child will never be capable of that so we don’t have to give that service/support”
- “We can not do that because it is not on the drop down list”
- “It is not our policy to do that“
It is a familiar story…
The special education maze is difficult to navigate — most families need help to do it well. The stakes are high, the path convoluted and confusing. Aspire Advocacy can help you obtain the individualized services your child needs to receive what is rightfully theirs – a free and appropriate public education. We look forward to working with you to help your child get the services they need to be successful and to which they are entitled by federal law.
Leigh Monichon and Susie Christensen are well trained advocates with years of direct, in the trenches, experience. They are also both mothers of children with multiple disabilities and understand intimately the confusion, stress, and frustration when dealing with school districts. Utilizing the expertise of talented advocates will positively impact the IEP process by putting you, the parent or guardian, on an equal playing field with the school district and ultimately help ensure your student’s success. A well written IEP takes time, knowledge, and precision. Getting professional help will stop the game playing, delays and ineffective meetings, and get your student an appropriate IEP in place quickly.
Call Today, We Can Help You
Susie Christensen Leigh Monichon (408) 893-6933