We Can Help
Whether you are lost in the school system fighting for the services your child needs, or you are struggling to gain control of behavioral issues at home or school, we can help.
Special Education Advocates: We are experienced and trained in Title 20 (U.S. Education Law). We know the laws it takes to get help for your child, and we have been exactly where you are now.
Behavioral Specialists: We are educated and trained in many forms of behavior management. Hazel Greene has written a program that can reach children at a level deeper than cognitive function. The program is theme-based according to special interests. Themes include: safari, comic book heroes, trains, kingdoms conquered, and many more.
Most traditional discipline programs today focus on either punitive consequences or reward-based initiatives. Our program functions on the basis that punitive discipline teaches children to be good liars so as to not get caught, and teaches them what NOT to do. Let's face it, they need to learn what a good choice looks and feels like. They can then see what the rewards are for themselves. Each good decision leaves them better equipped to find and make better choices each time.
Raising a child with a disability is without a doubt one of the most stressful challenges that parents today face.
No matter how slight or severe the disability of your little one, you have surely earned your parental wings the hard way.
You have learned that your number one job is unconditional love, and that one is easy. However, when it comes to how to educate that precious soul with which you have been entrusted, you haven’t any idea… or if you do, you have to fight the educational process. This compounds the struggles you face. Hope Springs Special Education Advocates do that for you.
We at Hope Springs have been through this with our own children. We have waded waist deep in those shark-infested waters, and have survived… and learned a thing or two in the process.
We help you navigate the often frightening and confusing waters of the Public School System. The laws are in place to provide an acceptable education for your child with special needs.
What is an advocate?
An advocate is:
- Someone who supports, helps, assists, and aids
- Speaks and pleads on behalf of others
- Defends and argues for people or causes
Here’s what we do:
We assess the child’s disabilities as diagnosed by your physicians, and evaluated by the schools. We go over all records with a fine tooth comb. We are educated in the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), NCLB 9No Child Left Behind), and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act). If you are awaiting those diagnoses and evaluations, or have yet to receive your results, we can help with that as well.
We write letters, we make phone calls, we attend ARD meetings, and we are the best support and advice you will find.