Parents/Guardians coming to us generally have already received a lot of advice, information, and opinions on how to navigate the educational realm for their child. It can be incredibly overwhelming and exhausting. AdvocacyNJ strives to provide a safe place to join you on your journey, wherever you are, and find the resources you are seeking.
Each story is different, so our journey may look different depending on the child's needs. This means, that the support that AdvocacyNJ provides varies in it's range of advocacy services.
Our Advocacy Coordinator will want to have an initial phone call with you to discuss your child and the current situation. Before this call, we request that you fill out our brief Child Information Form to have a very small amount of background for the call. Filling out the form is entirely optional, however, as we respect varied preferences of privacy.
After the phone call a 1 hour phone, in-person or video conference consultation will be scheduled with an Advocate and billed at the hourly $125 rate. This amount will be applied to the initial retainer if you decide to move forward with the process with AdvocacyNJ. Otherwise, the $125 hour consult fee will be non-refundable.
If you wish to move forward, a contract will be sent via an online link to be completed. Included in the contract are a few required items: $750 retainer, Release of Information Form (if other professionals are to be consulted), Client Intake Form, Credit Card Authorization Form (if autopay only), and a Request for Records Letter template to be used if needed for requesting complete school file.
Once the administrative paperwork is received and the entire educational file, medical evaluations, and any other applicable records are received- a full record review will be completed by AdvocacyNJ.
AdvocacyNJ will then provide feedback either on the phone or in person, and set up a time to meet the child.
A plan will be made collaboratively as a team to advocate on the child's behalf at this point.