It’s about relationship, communication, and knowing your rights.
She teaches her clients how to cultivate relationships that will truly help them obtain what their child needs. It takes a team. You need experts on your team who can listen and work with you to meet your child’s needs.
She coaches her clients to communicate clearly and effectively. Speak from the heart, get to the point, and choose your battles. Most people in special ed really do want to help, they often just don’t know what they don’t know. That’s why you have to.
She has heard school staffers make at least one illegal and/or incorrect comment in every IEP/ARD meeting that she’s attended in over 18 years of advocating, . You, as a parent, must know your rights in order to know whether what you’re being told by school staff at an IEP/ARD meeting is true.