Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For the first time ever, we are bringing an advocate to our son's IEP meeting. There are many different ways to find an advocate. Most (if not all) states have state funded advocate, most are free or work on a sliding scale. If you chose to go this route be sure to plan in advanced. Many times they are overworked and have very tight schedules. We are choosing to work with a private advocate. It is pricey, but we could not find someone to work with us on short notice. I would also advice all parents to read the policies and procedures handbook for our school district AND the Notice of procedural safeguards. These are your rights. Know them, just in case.