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I am looking for an excellent advocate who can help me with an IEP meeting. My daughter has had an IEP since 2006. I have not been satisfied with the outcomes. Does anyone have any recommendations.
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From what I know about the IEP, they are difficult to get, even when problems arise with the kiddos. What specifically is the issue? I have heard of people advocating for IEP as well as private testing for IEP, which is the way some parents go if they are not happy with outcomes. I would say if your child already has an IEP, and your not getting the help you need you might want to either schedule a meeting to revisit the issue, or invite the head of your school district to attend the meeting with you. I know there are also alternative schools that help with children who have IEP type needs. I hope this is of some help. I have been through this with both children and finally in my daughters junior year, she is getting the help she needs. Private High Schools surprisingly can be great advocates.
Call the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Education Advocates. They are the Parent Training & Information Center under IDEA for Alameda (and Contra Costa and Yolo) Counties and their services are free. 510.644.2555