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Moving to Florida From a Different State? Get your child’s IEP reviewed before you relocate and before you have your first IEP meeting in Florida.

Become an IEP Advocate

An online program for parents and caretakers who want to help their children thrive at school

An online program for parents and caretakers who want to help their children thrive at school

Learn the fundamentals of special education advocacy.
Build up your confidence with practical examples.
Never be afraid to go into an IEP meeting ever again.
Learn the fundamentals of special education advocacy.
Build up your confidence with practical examples.
Never be afraid to go into an IEP meeting ever again.

Here's What's Inside

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12 Pre-Recorded Teaching Modules, 2 Hours Each​

Go through the modules as it fits your schedule, taking them as fast or as slow as you need.

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A Weekly Live Q&A Session With Your Instructor

Discuss a weekly topic with your instructor or one of the guest speakers (e.g., a speech language pathologist or a certified behavior analyst) to get all of your questions answered, share your thoughts, and receive additional tips.
Can’t participate? Watch a recording later.

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Additional Resources

Templates, checklists, and examples that help you prepare for the IEP meetings, communicate with the school, and track your child’s progress much easier.

•   A certificate of completion

•   Access to all course materials for 12 months

Meet Your Instructor

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Hi. I’m Pam Lindemann, the founder of
The IEP Advocate and your instructor.

Hi. I’m Pam Lindemann, the founder of The IEP Advocate and your instructor.

I’ve been advocating for children’s special education rights for the past 25 years. First, for my own daughter who was born with cerebral palsy. Then, for other kids who needed my help.

In 2003, I became the voice of parents at the state level, joining a state policy board for early intervention and education.

In 2009, I founded The IEP Advocate, the first ever organization of IEP advocates in Florida.

During my career as an IEP advocate, I have attended over 1,000 IEP meetings and conducted several hundreds of webinars and trainings to help parents and caregivers understand how much influence you have over the education of your children.

I want you to feel empowered.

I want you to go into an IEP meeting confident, shoulders back, looking everyone in the eye and demanding that everyone looks at you with respect they deserve.

And I want you to walk out of the meeting feeling triumphant and say, “Damn! We did it!”

Because you can get the public school system to help your child. And this course will show you how to do that.

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Pam Lindemann

Founder and President       

 

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Course Outline

Session 1

Live Q&A

[Date]

The difference between IEP’s and 504 Plans: When to use which, and why

Session 2

Live Q&A

[Date]

IEP eligibility process: What you need to know to make sure the school won’t mislead you into believing your child doesn’t need additional support

Session 3

Live Q&A

[Date]

How to get free evaluations from the school district: What evaluation type to choose and how to challenge evaluation results

Session 4

Live Q&A

[Date]

IEP meeting strategies: How to prepare properly for a meeting, participate in it with confidence, and follow up for better results

Session 5

Live Q&A

[Date]

Holding the school accountable with procedural safeguards: Know your rights and school’s legal obligations, what documents to ask the school for after your IEP meeting and how to evaluate them

Session 6

Live Q&A

[Date]

Getting support beyond academic skills: What other types of support to ask for that the school is responsible to give your child the best shot in thriving at school

Session 7

Live Q&A

[Date]

Writing a successful IEP, Part 1 – Structure: What sections to include and in what order

Session 8

Live Q&A

[Date]

Writing a successful IEP, Part 2 – Writing it out: How to make sure your child’s IEP is written in a way that always holds your school accountable and truly helps your child thrive

Session 9

Live Q&A

[Date]

Writing a successful IEP, Part 3 – Goals: How to choose realistic goals, make the school follow them, and hold them accountable if they don’t

Session 10

Live Q&A

[Date]

Behavior assessment & intervention plan: What to do if your child has behavior challenges at school; how to create, request, and review a positive behavior intervention plan

Session 11

Live Q&A

[Date]

Mediation, state complaint, and due process: What to do if you disagree with the school and how to choose the best way to make the school cooperate

Session 12

Live Q&A

[Date]

Extended school year, access points, and post-high school transition: How to determine if your child qualifies for additional services from the district during the summer, how to use access points to help your child keep up with their classes better, and what important post-graduation skills should the school help your child develop

Happy Parents and Children!

This one-of-a-kind online program—now in its 13th year—has empowered hundreds of parents and caregivers to fight for their children’s rights. Here’s what some of them have to say.
The testimonials below need to be updated to Course Testimonials (if this page is ever used. As of February 4, 2022, the page is scrapped until further notice)

Pam Lindemann and her staff have been key to our son’s success in school. They always advocate and support our son with his best interest in mind. Our son would not be as successful and would not have the proper support in place had we not had Pam with us to advocate for him. Our family recommends The IEP Advocate to anyone who needs an advocate or needs help navigating the school system with an IEP.

Tracy P.

Source: Google Reviews

I taught special education for 25 years. I had no idea how much the schools were supposed to help kids who were struggling. I thought I knew, but I didn’t. Toward the end of my teaching career, I really started to see changes in how the schools were reacting to children who needed help. In short, it seemed to me they were working harder to avoid giving services than actually trying to help the child. It was sickening. You opened my eyes to so much.

Maria T.

Class of 2018

Pam Lindemann is beyond the best in town. She will advocate for your child as if he/she was her own. Her honest opinion will blow your mind. Knowledge, kind, strong, quick, etc. I can’t say enough about this business! Worth every penny! She knows the system, she knows everyone, she knows what is best, and she is wise!! I am so grateful I found Pam and her extraordinary team!!! Thank you so much for everything you have done!

Barbara G.

Source: Local Guide reviews

For the first time in years of IEP meetings, we felt like we were heard & able to make the necessary progress to update the IEP. There is absolutely NO way we would have been able to get the changes made without the expertise & intensity of our IEP Advocate. This is the first meeting I haven’t cried during because I knew he was getting everything he needed. I would recommend this for ANYONE with autistic children regardless of difficulties with the school. Worth absolutely every penny. Just can’t say enough good things. It is like a dark cloud that has been hanging over is gone and my son is looking forward to succeeding. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Sarah S.

Source: Google Reviews

The IEP Advocate was the greatest blessing for my son. Speaking with Pam Lindemann and knowing that she understands what you are going through as a concerned parent really helped to prepare me for the 2nd meeting. Pam educated me on different sections of the IEP to make sure I understood certain things that were listed. The meeting was beyond EXCELLENT with Pam’s impeccable knowledge, advocating for our son. It was music to our ears and a song written in our hearts. We are truly grateful for The IEP Advocate and HIGHLY recommend them to any parent who needs assistance with getting the best plan for your child/children!!

Chanell W.

Source: Google Reviews

Pam Lindemann and her staff have been key to our son’s success in school. They always advocate and support our son with his best interest in mind. Our son would not be as successful and would not have the proper support in place had we not had Pam with us to advocate for him. Our family recommends The IEP Advocate to anyone who needs an advocate or needs help navigating the school system with an IEP.

Tracy P.

Source: Google Reviews

Oh, my gosh! In the first session alone, I learned more from Pam Lindemann about special education than I did working 10 years in the public school system as a teacher. I had no idea how many rights parents have. Now, I’m ashamed to say that the school district I worked for lied to me about so many things just so they didn’t have to pay for services for kids who needed them. I wish I had this information years ago. I could have helped so many more kids.

Amy T.

Class of 2020

Thank goodness we had The IEP Advocate at our annual review. We will be meeting with the IEP team again in a month with her. The counties are trying to cut as much as they can and without our advocate it would have been terrible. She fought for what is best for our son, and I will not attend any meetings in the future without her. Thank goodness for Pam Lindemann and her team.

Julie M.

Source: Google Reviews
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