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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.

I have fought the school for two years to get my daughter an IEP. The school always said she wouldn’t qualify, but she kept getting worse. I have only taken two sessions of the course so far, but you have changed my life and my daughter’s life. I did everything outlined in the training to get the school to evaluate my daughter. I wrote the letter exactly how you recommended. I emailed the principal exactly how you said, and I left the exact phone messages you suggested. The result? The principal called me within two hours after getting my letter and phone messages and asked me to come to the school the next morning to sign the paperwork to get the IEP process started. Incredible! I wish I could hug you right now!

Sarah C.

Class of 2019

As a parent, I was always intimidated by IEP meetings. I hated them. I felt stupid, lost and frustrated because I never felt like anything was accomplished in the meetings. I didn’t understand the terminology, the process, none of it. This course changed it all. I realized that a lot of things the school should be doing for my son, they actually weren’t! I learned that they lied to me about a lot of things. How I wish I had taken this course several years ago. It would have saved me a lot of frustration and allowed me to help my son even more.

Katrina M.

Class of 2017

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

The IEP meeting I had at the school which included an Advocate was a COMPLETELY different experience from all the others preceding it. School staff was attentive and helpful, and the meeting was *very* well attended. All prior meetings felt as if they were attended begrudgingly by a very few pertinent staff members. I had felt like I was being treated like an idiot, and like my son was lazy and “just needed to do the work”. Once an IEP Advocate was there, it seemed all of a sudden that school staff had a lot of respect for me and for my son’s needs. An excellent plan was put in place for him which made the rest of that year very successful.

Terrie D.

Source: Google Reviews

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