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Have you gone to an IEP meeting and only discussed what programs the school wants to put your student in, but never actually thoroughly discussed your child’s needs?
Did you feel the school listened to you?
An Advocate Can
We can work together to build a cooperative, collaborative team to develop an appropriate education plan to meet your child’s needs.
Do you find yourself turning to tears or anger at an IEP meeting?
My name is Tom Mendenhall...
I know that too many meetings end poorly as parents lose effectiveness when they become emotional or angry. They simply throw up their hands in frustration lacking awareness of their special rights as parents. My role as your Advocate is to lend objectivity and a more calm informed voice to the process. Managing any process in Special Education, especially an IEP process, is much more akin to playing chess than checkers. You are in it for the long haul and your choices and actions need to be strategic. I can help you choose the right strategies to improve your chances of success.
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