IEP Advocate for Albany student
I am seeking advice and/or recommendation for an advocate or lawyer to help me communicate with my daughter's school regarding her IEP.
Her AUSD school (Cornell) has been without a resource teacher this academic year and as a result the district has not provided her with 1200 minutes of resource class education (and counting). I would like to hire a tutor for her so that she can get the educational support that the district has failed to give her and I need help getting the district to pay for this. The district is "working on a plan" to make up missed minutes, but the only vague information they have provided me so far is that they might be able to make up the missed minutes during winter break.
I have contacted DREDF and await their reply. I would greatly appreciate any experiences, leads, or information that parents who have been in this situation or gone through this process would be comfortable sharing with me. Thanks very much in advance.