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Advocates- We’re Parents Just like You

Advocates: We’re Parents Just like You

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One of the things I love most about being an advocate is at the end of the initial conversation, when I’ve spoken with a parent whose child needs help  invariably the parent will say something like, “I am so glad I found you.  Where have you been?”  One mom said to me, “When I called your office for the first time I knew somebody understood me.  I knew somebody related to what I was going through.  For the first time, I did not feel like I was crazy.”  

At The IEP Advocate we are parents of children who struggle in school. We are parents of, or have worked with, children who have struggled in public school in some way.  We have advocated successfully for our children and we want to help you advocate successfully for yours.

My daughter, 25, has cerebral palsy and I have advocated for her since pre-k.   Courtney, who oversees all operations, has a son who is physically disabled.  I met her when she took our advocate training class hoping to learn how to better advocate for him. Kathy, who manages our front office, is the mother of a daughter with Asperger’s and has advocated for her for over 18 years.   Jennifer, our receptionist, has a daughter who has learning disabilities.  When you call our office for the first time, you’ll talk with one of these women and you won’t find a more compassionate empathetic ear to listen to your story.

Some of Us Worked In The School System

Some of our advocates are former special education teachers, staffing specialists, special education administrators for school districts, principals and therapists…some for 20 years or more.  They’ve been on both sides of the IEP table and they bring their incredible wealth of experience and knowledge to help you and your child be as successful as possible.

This is a team that is fearless.  These are women who are absolutely passionate about they do.  You won’t find a more dedicated team anywhere.

Yep, I’m incredibly proud of our team.  Whether it’s one of our meeting advocates, or one of the receptionists who answer the phone, each person genuinely cares about the family they’re helping and most of all, we understand what you’re going through.  We’ve lived it ourselves.  We can help you.

Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate, is a private educational advocacy organization. With our experienced IEP advocates on your side, you can rest assured you’ll be developing the best possible program for your child.  Call: 407-342-9836 or email: Info@theIEPAdvocate.com
Find more articles at The IEP Advocate Blog: www.theiepadvocate.com/blog/

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