Qualified, non-attorney, special education advocate, credentialed P.E. teacher, Adapted Physical Education (APE) specialist, and parent of a daughter with special needs helps assess, plan and implement quality IEPs for individuals with disabilities. Also provides Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) for APE. Free
Special education attorneys that provide free consultation, legal guidance, and representation for families who have concerns regarding their child’s IEPs or 504 Plans. Common concerns include implementation, assessments, placement, academics, communication, behavioral concerns and the level of support and services. They offer free workshops and seminars on special education topics. Consultations are always free.
Resources and support for parents, guardians and families of children with disabilities for procedural safeguards and educational nights.
Explains procedures for receiving Medi-Cal and managing care.
Teaches girls self-esteem through two programs: AMPLIFY is an educational program that teaches self-advocacy skills to girls (ages 5 & up) and women with disabilities in a fun environment; ADVOCATE is a leadership development program that empowers girls and women with disabilities to drive important changes locally and nationally.
Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil, and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities.
Academic, research, and advocacy organization working to improve the lives of children (with emphasis on child protection and foster care) and enhance resources for youth aging out of foster care. USD law students serve as advocates. See website for fees and eligibility.
Unique school option offering a blended curriculum for students who need flexibility special education, filling academic gaps, and getting to the root of learning challenges through a combination of online learning, teacher-led instruction, and small group classes or independent learning.
Special education law firm dedicated to giving children a level playing field in their education. Provides legal representation, parent and professional training, community support and consultations. Se habla Español.
Specializes in special education legal and advocacy services: IEP, resolution, mediation, due process hearings, including children who suffer emotional and physical injuries as a result of negligence and bullying at school.
Provides a unique co-advocacy model (each client has two advocates) with a child-centered approach. Works to build bridges between clients and school districts to achieve positive outcomes for children with disabilities at IEP and 504 meetings.
Bilingual advocacy from parents of children with disabilities. Helps obtain services by reviewing records, conducting observations, collaborating with special education professionals and attending IEP and 504 meetings. Free consultation.
Former special education teacher assists families throughout San Diego County with IEP meetings, communication with school district, the eligibility process, 504 plans, state compliance complaints, triennial reviews, parent training and more.
Works impartially with all parties to help with concerns related to students’ individual needs, usually during the IEP process.
Bilingual staff help people with disabilities, their families and professionals navigate special education, disability services and assistive technology (AT). Support is available via phone, in-person reviews of IEP documents, community workshops, and lab appointments to explore AT options for learning and communicating.
Advocacy for an appropriate education for children with disabilities and learning differences. Committed to empowering families through education and enforcement of their child’s special education rights. Also represents students facing expulsion.
Marta Victoria Leyva has a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational private practice that advocates for the educational rights of all students. Professional and parent training and development, and educational consulting services offered.