Services

Do you have a child who has an individualized education plan (IEP) or a 504 plan, but is not receiving the services or accommodations he needs from your school district? Or is she receiving the bare minimum?
In either case, your child has a legal right to an appropriate education and the support he needs in preparation for his future.
As a special education teacher and coordinator for more than three decades, I know and understand the often complex special education system and the laws that provide the guidelines and safeguards in place to protect the educational rights to secure a quality education for children with disabilities.
If you are looking for an advocate for your child, you need one who not only understands your concerns, but the special education process and the legal obligations of school districts. I’m available at any time to answer any questions regarding your child’s education, to review your child’s school records, discuss educational handicapping conditions, programs and related services.
It is my mission to advocate for parents and their children to ensure that the appropriate supports and services, to which they are entitled under state and federal law, are being provided.

Elizabeth Feingold

Advocacy

Advocacy services include:

Review educational records
Attend IEP and Section 504 meetings
Attend student meetings
Attend wraparound meetings
Attend mediation meetings
School/classroom observations
Discuss and assess student’s needs with appropriate parties
Review private and/or school Assessment Reports
Propose goals, review supportive evidence and materials
Draft letters, written requests and other communications to school districts
Draft complaints to the state Department of Education
Serve as a liaison between family, school district and/or agencies
Provide coaching, consultation, & strategies for attaining supports & services
Assess current and potential placements

Consulting

Consulting services include:

For Families and Organizations:

Understanding IDEA vs. 504
How to access services for your child/client
Understanding the Special Education process, from soup to nuts
Communication between home/organization and school
Understanding disabilities
Appropriate use of paraeducators in the school setting

For Schools:

Inclusionary practices
Accessing the General Education curriculum
Suicide prevention
Strategies for educating students struggling with mental illness
Partnering with families
Differentiated instruction
Transition: Partnering in the community
Appropriate use of paraeducators in the school setting

For Businesses:

Disability awareness/training
Understanding IDEA, ADA, 504
Job coaching
Job training
“Sensitivity” training

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