Why do you need an advocate?
IEPs and 504 meetings can be overwhelming, intimidating, confusing, and emotionally exhausting. Educational advocates offer families the critical support needed to advocate for their child’s needs in and out of meetings. The role of advocates is to be a voice for the child and parents and walk them through the process step by step. Additionally, when you hire an advocate, you get access to an entire network of expertise. For parents, having an advocate in a meeting means having another perspective sitting at the table that works on their behalf to better solve the needs of their children.
What impact will an advocate make?
Having an educational advocate has been life changing for our clients and their children. Students benefit when their parents feel empowered and knowledgeable to advocate on their behalf. With the help of an advocate parents are able to have meaningful participation in their children’s meetings. Teams are writing plans that include appropriate goals, services, accommodations and modifications. As a result, we are seeing a collaborative partnership between parents and schools.
What people said about hiring an advocate from Dyslexia St. Louis.
"When I was looking for advice and direction on how to handle IEP meetings and how to push for services, I reached out to Sarah. She's got a fighting spirit and is very knowledgeable on IDEA, Missouri educational, and 504 laws. She's there to listen to your struggles and defeats, but she is also a warrior for you and your child. Sarah is really passionate about advocating for our children with Dyslexia. She's the best and I'm very thankful to have found her and have her on speed dial."
"Sarah is passionate and knowledgeable with the entire school process . She has helped me navigate the school system to get my son what he needed through advocacy. So thankful we found her and my son is now thriving in his school with the recommended accommodations in place."
"My son currently has an IEP for a learning disability and when I need advice, Sarah at Dyslexia St. Louis is always there to advise me. I had questions about how I could work with the school on getting him better help with his writing and reading. Sarah gave me numerous ideas on how to get the most out of his IEP so that he could be more successful at school. She is a wealth of knowledge because she has been through it too."
We would recommend Dyslexia St Louis for Advocacy Support. Mrs. Sarah is extremely knowledgeable in the resources available to Dyslexia Students in Missouri, she works closely with the school districts to advocate for what each child needs to succeed. Working with Mrs. Sarah with individualized IEP support and development ensures goals are set appropriately and that your child is seeing improvement year after year.
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