"Children are the most
precious of all,
they need to be understood,
cared for and loved
in order to develop their
in pursuing their dreams in life."
It takes a special kind of person to be that educator- the one who strives to advocate and educate in the best interest of a special needs child. As parents, we appreciate and applaude your efforts and commitments to helping our children be the best they can be, to feel worthy of the effort, and to feel included.
Our mission is to educate parents about the IEP/504 process so that they can be an informed and valuable part of the Case Conference Committee. As advocates, if requested, we may also attend Case Conferences with parents to work with the Committee. We encourage parents to work together with the entire team to achieve a common goal... the successful education and socialization of a child who just needs a little extra help along the way.
On those occasions when the team becomes divided and simply cannot agree on the best path to help the child succeed, we also educate parents and caregivers about other options, when necessary... such as their right to seek outside resources to further advocate in the best interest of their child.
Our children are our future...
we ALL need them to be successful!
LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP OUR PARENTS
Let's be honest... sometimes the whole IEP/504 process can be a little overwhelming and confusing.
Sitting at a large table filled with administrators, educators and service providers can be a bit intimidating for the parents of a special needs child.
Having someone by their side, who understands the IEP/504 process and the importance of a successful Case Conference, can make all the difference in giving them that extra boost of confidence and support to successfully advocate for their child.
Could YOU be that someone ?
We are working hard to recruit a broad base of Volunteer Advocates in order to service all counties in Indiana. Though advocates may not always be available to physically attend a Case Conference in every county yet, we are available to attend virtually.
Our volunteers are vetted and provided
with a free training program. Please help us make a difference in the life of a child...
VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM TO FIND OUT MORE
As a student with an IEP/504, it's important for you to understand the entire IEP/504 process.
Around age 14, you may be invited to participate in your own Case Conferences with your parents. You can expect to hear discussions about your progress, struggles, strengths, weaknesses, limitations, goals and accommodations- along with recommendations geared toward helping you succeed.
Though your parents will also be there to advocate on your behalf, you can play a huge role in the process by learning to self-advocate. This is a skill that will not only be beneficial for your educational success, but will also be invaluable to you throughout the rest of your life.
We are very excited to announce that we are in the process of introducing programs to help you understand your IEP/504, develop self-advocacy skills, and be a part of our Mission!
WATCH FOR OUR UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENT!