Designed SPECIFICALLY For Professional Special Education Advocates and Parents.
Not only will you learn from those inside NSEAI but you will also have access to ongoing trainings and specialty certifications. We can't hold your hand to true success but we can show you the path.
100 % SATISFACTION – MONEY BACK GUARANTEE* – A comprehensive integrated cross-training approach, focused on the IEP development process, so you get it right the first time.
BONUSES WORTH $1784.95
BONUSES WORTH $1784.95
TOTAL - $3420
100 - SEP
3 bonus handouts
200 - ATP
2 bonus handouts
300 - PIP
10 bonus handouts
400 - EAC
21 bonus handouts
500 - ERS
9 bonus handouts
600 - RBI
12 bonus handouts
700 - TPO
51 bonus handouts
800 - ESY
4 bonus handouts
900 - SEI
11 bonus handouts
18 bonus handouts
1100 - DCM
11 bonus handouts
1200 - ISA
4 bonus handouts
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ADVOCATES MAY ALSO GET SPECIALIST-CERTIFICATIONS IN:
Auditory Processing Disorders, Autism, Behaviors, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning, Social Cognition, and Supports Coordination
CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE IN THE "BUSINESS OF ADVOCACY"
Taught by an Education Advocate who knows and practices in the field and market nationally. This faculty member has lectured at The Wharton School at the University. of Pennsylvania and been on 4 MBA Business Plan committees.
I have been acknowledged as an expert in this field. I learned so much from this highly integrated cross training in special education advocacy. I had no idea how much knowledge and training I was missing. It addressed developmental, clinical-related services, legal/regulations and educational knowledge necessary to develop an appropriate and truly individualized IEP. It was not just another legally focused program.
The role of the advocate with parents and the IEP team—so they can facilitate getting an appropriate IEP that is individualized and results in measurable, functional, and competency based outcomes was the ultimate focus.
We learned to prevent many legal issues from occurring, and to document appropriately both for educational progress, clinical treatment, and legal reasons.
It is amazing to see Advocates, Parents, Special ED Teachers and Directors, Regular Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, School Administrators, Social Workers, Principals, Parent & School District Lawyers, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Nurses, physicians, researchers, clinical psychologist, Behavior Specialist, Audiologist, all working together in a collaborative way to address unique educational needs, addressing education best practices and special education research-based interventions.
I learned so much about: functional vision, assistive technology, auditory processing, sensory integration, functional assessments, functional transition skills, and determination of levels of services, to name a few areas.
You showed us how to USE this amazing information in a child-focused, IEP development way. Now, I feel like an expert now because I am getting positive outcomes for my clients. I am better trained than any advocate I know after taking this program.
The stories about what really happens in the IEP process at different levels were eye opening. This has allowed me to predict and prevent issues and conflict, as an advocate. The level of expertise involved in the curriculum development was amazing and in-depth. Everything you need to know about Special Education. Every class I learned amazingly useful things.
Rigorous, comprehensive, and fabulous materials that were easily accessible. Amazingly usable resources that I continue to reference. It was so refreshing being taught by experts in IEP development vs. just due process. This all makes sense—do I want a Dr. or Nurse to teach me about my health care needs and interventions, or a malpractice lawyer?
Everyone was learning about each other's area of expertise, training, and responsibilities in the IEP process. We truly learned to collaborate, even in hostile situations. Life changing!
More comprehensive than any other program. The use of integrated and coordinated expertise is unmatched in any other program. Thank you for promoting the special education advocacy field in all of its complexity. I learned how to be a competent Special Education Advocate and I am proud of it.
Special education is a social justice issue, and Special education advocates are here to change children's lives by improving their functional, competency-based outcomes, and changes the educational paradigm. NSEAI does this not only through protecting and advancing a child's rights, but by training advocates to be a resource for the parents and the IEP TEAM in IEP development.
Many of the IEP decisions are not intuitive for any professional in the field. Reflex-based decision-making results in a lack of student progress. These IEP development decisions are complex and take a lot more emotion, time, energy, strategy, and knowledge to make than one would think. You showed us how it results in stress and anxiety for ALL parties. You took us from 30,000 feet in special education and its regulations, down to educational need identification to the IEP document remediation specifics, and finally to the analysis of a child's specific functional outcomes.
No longer is this essential information about IEP development hidden or inaccessible. Thank You! I could not have Googled all this information and distilled it so it was usuable and connect it to what it looks like in practice! Amazingly well done. SOLID!
Our fear of conflict is used against us—thank you for teaching us an assertive and collaborative way of working with the IEP team—even when they say NO!
As special education advocates promote improvements in special education, all students will benefit.
I now get it. Rising tides lift boats only if everyone has a boat! I am prepared to make sure that our children with disabilities have a boat, not just a piece of driftwood, so they can live with adequate resources, skills, and as independently as possible.
I realized that not having knowledge that can change real-time functional outcomes has been a shortcoming in Special education advocacy programs, taught by lawyers. This was DEFINITELY not so in this course. We could apply information immediately—Wow! Transformational!
Amazingly brave, positive, and mature group of individuals. No one puts up with negativity or infighting among the group. Hidden agendas are revealed and dealt with and everyone moves back to being child-focused. You modeled behavior for us over and over again. We can now use our voices for the betterment of everyone.
Being surrounded by such an awesome positive group has been amazing. Being a mom of a child with a disability can be a lonely life. Not any more! Special education is LIFE OR DEATH for our children. I am empowered to make a difference.
What other professional career can you enter for less than $2500.00. So economical!
DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT ALREADY?
This course is designed to work for those in the special education maze and looking to take their skills to the next level. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS.
It is also laid out to help those who have never thought about a career in the special education advocacy field to get started from the bottom and feel confident moving forward.
We have parents as well as many professionals who have learned how to be more effective special education advocates for children.
The professionals who participate run the gamut from special education teachers and directors (some looking to retire to advocacy), related services personnel, lawyers, and school administrators
We created this course around the Zone of Proximal Development Learning Theory (developed by the psychologist Lev Vygotsky) which analyzed how people acquire new knowledge and skills. Learners learn by being guided by those who are more knowledgeable and skilled. The Zone of proximal development (ZPD) is the range of abilities that a learner can perform with assistance (proximal = close to mastery) but cannot yet perform independently and needs more guidance and practice in order to perform these actions independently under expert guidance or in collaboration with more capable peers to have the outcomes they want. We model social interactions that allow you to observe, model and practice your own skills and we scaffold materials with supportive activities that help guide you.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE VIDEOS?
When the inspiration strikes, does it matter where you are? NO! as long as you have internet access.
We have students taking the classes while visiting different countries around the world while on vacation and the program has been proven to work worldwide - (or at least as far away as China). Don't let any barrier you create stop you from this experience!
You can listen to them in the car, watch on a plane, train, or bus, in a calm quiet environment - without auditory or visual distractions, your office with ear phones, when you need a break, in a café, on a park bench, in your favorite chair at your desk - with your favorite pencils (freshly sharpened), and a cup of your freshly brewed coffee.. You can even watch them in bed!
I CAN'T AFFORD THIS - IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO FOR ME?
Yes, we can offer you a Pay-as-you-go - payment plan so that you can pay this over time.
if you can't afford a payment plan, you can apply for a partial scholarship - a limited number exist. This is reserved for those who are already helping their community, on public assistance, or in educational opportunity improvement zones.
(These zones are where there are no qualified education advocates, areas where school districts are performing below the national average, areas of populations that are at a disadvantage -(Native Americans, Immigrants), areas with high levels of seclusion and restraint use, areas with school districts perpetuating the school to prison pipeline.)
So I want you to eliminate the thought “I can't afford this” and instead replace it with
“HOW CAN I AFFORD THIS”
YOU CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO GET THIS COURSE.
Your return of investment is better than any bank or stock!
You need to get creative and think of how you can find the money. There is PayPal financing, credit cards, loans, parents, friends, family, you could even sell something and use the money from that. Don't just use that excuse, get creative and start thinking of ways that you can make this work.
With the pay as you go payment plan we offer you can get started today for just $285. That is all the money you need to get started right now, TODAY.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS WORK?
Yes it will work for the busiest of you!
ZERO required days off from work
NO need for babysitting
NO travel costs!
Access at your convenience 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Access the highest Students have taken the course while on vacation or while traveling outside of the country.
We understand that most people are very busy and have full time jobs, families, commutes and hardly any free time. We have had at home parents with multiple children other professionals employed by home hand security, the police force, school districts, airlines, and in every imaginable field We designed this program so that you can work through it even if you're hard pressed for time. If you can set aside just a few hours per week you will be able to work your way through it.
Even if you can't start right away…reserve your spot and go at your own pace. These lessons aren't live, they're pre-recorded, on-demand and available online inside our training portal. You can login whenever you want with your password, on your own time and on your own schedule.
WATCH THE VIDEOS RISK FREE
WITH AN ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE*
Our course is already proven with hundreds of testimonials. If you're still unsure about taking our course - we offer a money back guarantee*. Watch the videos risk free for up to 48 hours after purchase and if you're not happy with it ask for a refund via email at [email protected] within 48 hours of purchase and we'll take care of that for you!
This applies only to classes where you have not downloaded materials.
*Satisfaction guarantee terms - any class where any materials have been downloaded will be charged the Pay-as-you-go fee of $285 per course and a $20 refund fee per course. The balance will be refunded electronically within 45 days. NSEAI is not responsible for any bank or other processing fees that may occur.
WHY INVEST IN THIS TRAINING?
Look at what is at stake! A 1st or 2nd career with a very low-cost entry point compared to other careers. You get access to a powerful community. This is a tremendous value for 80 hours of instruction, 280 videos, and incredible bonuses in resources. In a few months, you will have a new career, or be able to differentiate yourself from your competition in the quality of education and outcomes your clients receive.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM?
NSEAI has been training, at a national level for over 10 years, Board Certified Education AdvocatesTM, (BCEA™ designation).
Over 3000 professionals and parents have benefited from NSEAI programs.
Read the testimonials from this course.
These courses are over flowing with integrated essential information required from multiple professions, to develop an appropriate IEP.
Because this is an on–demand webinar format, we apologize for not being able to directly offer our previously offered CEUs for this course.
When we did the course live, our courses qualified to receive:
We will continue to explore offering them in the future.
We do suggest that you submit the syllabus for each course to your CEU groups and ask for credits.
WILL IT BE TOO TECHNICAL?
It is not too technical. All the information is there for you to review. Follow along and the stories tell you what to do and how to change your thinking and apply advanced advocacy techniques.
Our courses address the needs of a beginner/Consultant, intermediate/Diplomat and advanced/Fellow level education advocate. BCEATMs are parents, educators, clinicians and lawyers, all practicing as education advocates.
You have access to each class for up to 1 year if you prepay. Every time you listen to a video it is like peeling an onion where you gain more and more insight into concepts, processes, application and steps to success.
WHY START TODAY?
You've got questions? Have we got some great answers!
If you are done with being frustrated, aggravated, overwhelmed, and tired of repeatedly hitting the wall after hours of IEP development, to be left with a document that not only does not represent the student or their needs but also ultimately is not implemented, then take this course.
DO I NEED A LICENSE OR BOARD CERTIFICATION
TO PRACTICE AS AN EDUCATION ADVOCATE?
No, you do not! That is why NSEAI exists. The problem today is that anyone can be an education advocate with no consistent level of qualifications! Most advocates have just been taught laws and regulations and focus on violations vs. preventing them in the first place (56% of all due processes in the country occur in just 2 states, 70% of due process rulings, with parent lawyer representation, are in favor of the school).
NSEAI focuses on understanding the complex inter-disciplinary IEP development process so that students have competency based, measurable functional outcomes that the student can do independently.
Education Advocacy is a consulting business that has no prerequisite education, licensure or certification requirements. Board Certification is a step that most professionals take, through their professional associations, in non-licensed and licensed fields, to assure their clients that they have specialty training.
A certificate of completion or attendance or a course certification is NOT a professional Board Certification. When these certificates are advertised by advocates as being "A certified education advocate" - this is false advertising and unethical. Other professions, especially outside of the legal profession, are very familiar with the board certification process and take this seriously. Other professionals cannot put on their resume that they are certified - just because they took a training - no matter how intensive it is.
Professionals also know that they cannot state that they are federally trained when they are not. Just because an organization receives federal money for training or even the development of a program, that claim is also False advertising and unethical. NSEAI receives federal funds for trainings but we would never allow an advocate to make such a claim.
Most currently licensed professions started with a national professional association offering board certification before the professional association petitioned a state legislature to required licenses. Don't be fooled by just a course certification!
WHAT DO CLIENTS WANT?
If a family requires the services of a consultant that specializes in education advocacy, they deserve to know that the one they pick is knowledgeable and a leader in that field. They do not want a novice with eclectic training that does not address all the cross training required to be a professional advocate.
Knowledgeable advocates assist in the development of a holistic, individualized and appropriate IEP, commensurate with the child's abilities, that results in measurable, independent, competency based, functional outcomes.
They must know how to assist the IEP team in the identification of a child's educational needs and barriers to accessing education, design of appropriate research-based interventions, understand federal and state education, civil rights and disability laws and regulations.
Some people who enter the field believe that if they have worked with one child successfully, taken a legal training, or gone to due process, they know what every child needs. As a result, they unwittingly put client safeguards at risk, offer information beyond the scope and sequence of their training, knowledge, and competency resulting in delays in educational progress for these children.
WHAT IS AN EDUCATION ADVOCATES SCOPE OF PRACTICE?
To promote safe, competent, advance practice in education advocacy and assure uniformity in minimum educational requirements. NSEAI has a PRACTICE ACT that is a PROFESSIONALLY DEFINED SCOPE of PRACTICE and GUIDELINES. These guidelines, as in many professions, usually become the future basis for a legislative statute when licensure is requested.
NSEAI, in February of 2008, was the FIRST nationally to develop and publish a Professional Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice Guidelines for Education Advocates to protect consumers. BCEATMs must adhere to an enforceable, mandatory Professional Code of Ethics and follow their Practice Guidelines, which define their profession. This was developed by a survey and a national committee of Education Advocates from across the country.
WHERE DO EDUCATION ADVOCATES WORK?
Graduates from the NSEAI Education Advocacy program work advocating with their clients in their own private consulting practices and in the:
NSEAI regularly gets calls from non-profit and governmental agencies
asking for qualified advocates to hire.
WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE NEEDED PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION?
Board Certified Education Advocates™ are required to keep up with resources in order to continue their competency in the profession. Clients can relax knowing that the Board Certified Education Advocate™ today has had 80+ hours of direct instruction, 150 hours of indirect instruction, passed 13 - one-hour exams, and have done a field projects to prove their knowledge and training prior to applying for board certification.
Training prior to Board Certification is minimal and include 3 levels.
Those with NO experience in the field enter at a consultant level and may move up levels as they acquire experience.
IS A BOARD CERTIFICATION THE SAME AS A COURSE CERTIFICATE?
There are not any certifications or licensure requirements in any state for educational advocates. The key differences between these two credentials, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is that licenses are legally required by the government to work in an occupation while board certifications are not. A board certification is often confused with a certificate, which is often inappropriately promoted as certification. A major key difference is that unlike a certificate program after candidates pass the board certification exams, they will be awarded a professional designation that will be recognized and used to highlight their certified status.
CERTIFICATES OR CERTIFICATION RELATED TO A COURSE
The objectives of Board Certification are to advance special education advocacy as a professional specialty by:
IF WEDDING PLANNERS, EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS, CHOCOLATIERS AND PHYSICIAN BILLING OFFICE PERSONNEL CAN BE BOARD CERTIFIED
WHY CAN'T SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES?
NSEAI has produced courses each year, since 2008, updating the curriculum regularly (usually yearly) to make sure our students received the best education in the industry so to set them up for success as well as polish the skills of those already in their professional careers as special education advocates.
Our curriculum development committee and faculty have been trained by some of the top special education Related Service Providers, Educators, Researchers in Education, and lawyers in the country (some who have represented parents and some who have represented schools - so we get the issues). Many have been on our panel discussions. They have attended multiple state bar association trainings and conferences for lawyers entering the special education law field, and taken ALL of the national advocacy trainings available.
When we have compared other special education trainings materials and Syllabus they only cover 1/4 of the topics that NSEAI does and include areas unrelated to the practice of education advocacy. Why do I need to know how to research and write a legal brief if I am an educational advocate? Educational Advocacy is a stand-alone profession. We see many legally sufficient IEPs that are not producing sufficient progress or closing the educational gap because advocates and lawyers do not know how to use the complex IEP development process effectively. To learn this process requires training across all related service provider professions, as well as special education, current educational research, educational best practices, multiple laws, as well as clinically based research related to educational need identification and remediation.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost is less than $200 per full day of training.
Tell me where you can find a deal like that!
Just think of the money you save from tuition, not having to travel, or miss work. (In the past our students flew across country every 2 weeks to take our courses.) It also includes the foundation of your professional library with amazing resources. (2000+ pages that experienced advocates refer to regularly and thank us for - years after they have taken the classes.
Options for payment:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Any questions - give us a call. We appreciate networking with experts within the field
WHO AND WHAT IS NSEAI?
The National Special Education Advocacy Institute (NSEAI) is a professional association for trained and Board Certified Special Education AdvocatesTM. We are dedicated to providing support, resources, and networking for advocates, as well as professional development, and continuing education for those seeking to become special education advocates, and to elevate those already in the field through board certification.
The Board Certified Education AdvocateTM (BCEATM) designation and status at the Fellow, Diplomat, and Consultant levels reflects not only an advocate’s education but experience level, recognizing them for the hard work they have put into becoming a professional advocate. This certification represents not only the advocate's passion for child focused - special education advocacy - that leads to independent functional competency based outcomes for students - it also reflects successful completion of a formal professional educational program in special education advocacy.
Consumers appreciate the ability to hire Board Certified Education AdvocatesTM, since they represent the highest standard within the entire industry.
NSEAI has produced comprehensive board certification courses each year, since 2008, updating the curriculum regularly, in this rapidly growing and changing industry, to make sure our students received the best education in the industry that will set them up for success as well as polish the skills of professional advocates.
As education advocacy becomes increasingly complex and challenging, the value of certification as a mark of excellence is more important than ever. Achieving certification demonstrates to clients and the public that a advocate’s knowledge, skills and abilities meet rigorous national standards, are child focused, must meet ethical standards, provide services for the purpose of optimizing educational outcomes.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. President, Jimmy Carter
WHAT MUST WE DO?
We must rethink and question the process of special education to ensure EVERY student is prepared for their transition to adulthood, successful careers, and a meaningful independent life. Parents need assistance in their continuing struggle to get their children an appropriate education. Students need the appropriate, legally mandated specially designed instruction and related services to succeed in school, and teachers need the appropriate supports to make a difference in outcomes.
Unique needs of each child must be identified, and individualized educational plans developed that result in positive results commensurate with the student's potential. Special education students must not be treated as a burden, or castaway. A deep dive into each student's unique way of learning, with accurate measurement of academic and functional baselines, is required to address educational barriers that stand in the way of improving opportunities and outcomes. This demands appropriate testing, proper diagnoses, and understanding of a student's unique presentation, traits, educational needs, and aspirations, so that an informed, individualized, educational plan can be developed with the appropriate research based educational tools vs. wasting a child's precious educational time by throwing spaghetti at the wall waiting to see what sticks.
We must identify and confront anything that does not improve a child's academic and functional outcomes. This includes structures, practices, systems, policies, laws and regulations that constrain the implementation of:
We must eliminate failing processes, funding and systems, especially those that mask or defend a school system's failure to provide FAPE. Special education experts and advocates are needed to facilitate a data-driven, child-focused approach with professional analysis, to deliver positive academic and functional outcomes.
WHAT IS NSEAI DOING?
Every child is precious. NSEAI is committed to maximizing educational outcomes for every student. Educational access is often hindered by hidden agendas, lack of expertise, and lack of supports for school personnel. NSEAI is devoted to resolving educational access issues by working with all stakeholders who are similarly committed.
We partner with all advocates, parents, individuals with disabilities, teachers, administrators, related service providers, lawyers, and state and federal representatives focused on raising school expectations and improving outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
WE ARE NOT A CLUB that allows some stakeholders in and not others. We are a professional association for education advocates. If you are courageous, persistent, and interested in working differently and more collaboratively, with ALL IEP TEAM STAKEHOLDERS, to created an individualized child-focused and effective education success plan for those with disabilities than JOIN US AT NSEAI
THE PERSON WHO SAYS IT CANNOT BE DONE
SHOULD NOT INTERRUP THE PERSON DOING IT!