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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

13 Years. 1,000's of 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.

Our advocate was incredible! She helped us get more from the school during our initial IEP meeting.  She also gave us great advice beforehand along with Pam. We also received great recommendations for resources and grants. They are truly there to help you, as the public school system obviously has their own selfish agenda. I’m looking forward to our next meeting with The IEP Advocate and the school and would not dream of doing a school meeting without an advocate after going through this.

Tony M.

Source: Google Reviews

The meeting went PERFECT! I really felt a true difference having your advocate there at the meeting. I was treated much differently, with more respect, by the school staff than in the previous meeting. In this meeting I was well heard, and the team truly considered my daughter’s problems. I could not have asked for a better outcome, and my money was well spent and worth it! Thank you so much.

Teresa K.

Source: Client feedback via email

I took this course because my 3-year-old son was just diagnosed with autism. I think it’s going to be a long haul getting him through school, and I don’t know anything about special education. I knew I would learn some things because, after all, I started with nothing. But I didn’t expect to learn so much! It was incredibly eye-opening, and even though I’ve only had a couple IEP meetings, I could relate to some of the stories Pam Lindemann told of how schools try to get out of providing help. Thank you so much, Pam. Now, I’m much better prepared to help my son.

Carlos F.

Class of 2019

Thanks to The IEP Advocate, our daughter’s IEP stayed the same (which we wanted), and with the McKay scholarship funds we received we were able to send her to private school at no cost to us. She is blossoming at her new school, and we could not be happier! Thank you IEP Advocates and sweet Pam for all your help! Our daughter has a bright future in front of her, and you played a major role in that!

Jack and Kim M.

Source: Client feedback via email

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