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AdvocacyNJ is working to:

 

provide advocacy services to families to ensure their children are being provided a free appropriate education;

Advocacy Services will be billed at $125 hourly

  • Guidance in navigating the special education process

  • Consultation with service providers, CST, teachers, parents

  • IEP and/or 504 Plan Review (previous, current, proposed)

  • Evaluation record review

  • Meeting with child to discuss disability, accommodations, or advocacy plan

  • Assistance with drafting letters and emails 

  • Attendance at meetings or appointments 

  • Travel time

provide a resource library with self advocacy resources, educational, and clinical resources for the state of NJ;

 

Development of log-in resource library at one time $100 membership login fee. Categories would include:

  • Template letters

  • Videos to explain special ed concepts

  • Breaking down the laws (federal and NJ)

  • Topic divided categories (ASD, ADHD, Reading Disabilities, etc.)

 

The goal being that parents can self-advocate with the information provided. 

 

provide scholarships for diagnostic and/or clinical evaluations, educator training;

 

Scholarship applications created to provide the opportunity to have financial assistance for evaluations and/or training for professionals. Recipients will be screened by executive director and final decisions by board members. 

 

provide and/or sponsor educational training workshops for families and professionals.

 

Develop the following workshops to provide on an ongoing basis: advocating for the special needs child (4-6 week series). How to start a SEPAC in your school (3 week) series- Also, other workshops with qualified professionals offered as able.