The Educational Advocacy Department assists parents /families through the special education process, as this process can be very confusing and frustrating. Our advocates are trained in the educational law and work with the family
to help the student receive what he/she is entitled to under the law.
Advocacy services can be provided at any point from the initial steps to obtain services or at any time for a student currently receiving special education service. Our advocate review records, speak with the family,
and attend the Special Education Committee (CSE) or 504 meetings.
They can assist families seeking evaluations and testing from local professionals outside of their school districts
and when necessary connect families with local law firms which deal with Special Education Law.
If you would like assistance please contact our office at 874-7200. LDA’s Educational Advocacy services are free of charge.