Advocacy Services

Does your child require a special education?

Our mission is to provide parents the resources, tools, and guidance necessary to ensure they have the knowledge and ability to navigate the special education process successfully. Our primary focus is to play a part in ensuring that every child, regardless of disabling condition, has a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

How Can We Help?

We are there to be on your side of the table. Having another person at the table who knows “the rules of the education game” can make a big difference.  Imagine playing a game and you don’t know the rules.  That’s essentially what happens when parents attend IEP meetings.  Everyone knows the rules but the parent(s).  The educators attend IEP meetings for a living and are well-versed in the law and what they are required to do by law.  It can be intimidating sitting alone across the table from ten-plus professionals.  Having someone “in your corner” can go a long way to easing anxiety and increasing confidence.

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RWA is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Our educational advocates have all earned the Certificate of Special Education Advocacy from William and Mary Law School.  We offer a range of services to assist you through the extensive special education process.

  • Direct advocacy and representation in any or all school meetings including student support team meetings, consent for initial testing meetings, eligibility meetings, IEP meetings, Triennial Evaluation meetings, and 504 Plan meetings.
  • Documentation review including IEPs, goals and objectives, accommodations, eligibility reports, data from standardized testing, 504 Plan accommodations, and reports from outside agencies.
  • Document development including IEPs, 504 Plans, and more.
  • Assist in amending current documents including IEPs, 504 Plans, and more.
  • Educational planning including goals, objectives, and accommodations.
  • Monitor progress and provision of services to ensure plans are being followed.
  • Assist with students who are not eligible for services and program plan.

Our goal is to help parents achieve their goals for their child while also preserving the relationship with the school district.  We work hard to find cooperative and collaborative solutions for all parties involved.

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TESTIMONIALS

"The scores on our daughter’s most recent re-evaluation are jawdropping. She has gone from reading 13 words on a word identification subtest to 113 words in a year!! Her score went from 67 to 107! Her spelling score went from a 77 to a 99! She was at an early first grade reading level last year and is now testing at mid third grade! We are so thankful for sweet Miss Lori and all she’s done for us!"

~ CARY

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