LEARNING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY SKILLS FINALLY GOT EASIER...

 

You're just moments away from accessing the essential training, advice, & support necessary to plan, create, implement, and monitor an IEP that results in positive child focused outcomes!

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DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR:

                                                •  You're frustrated by the Special Education or IEP Development process.

                                                •  The student's educational GAP is increasing or they are regressing.

                                                •  You don't feel like you are an equal member of the IEP team.

                                                •  You have a good IEP and no one complies with it.

                                                •  Your voice is not heard.

                                                       

IF IT DOES...

Then you already know what a minefield it can be trying to get quality, research based, & accurate special education advice & support

Our Past Failures

Inspired Us To Develop

Professional Advocacy Trainings

 
WE GOT SMART AND DECIDED TO NOT DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS
WE THEN FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET POSITIVE COMPETENCY BASED FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES FOR OUR CHILDREN, CLOSING THE GAP!

 

THIS IS THE EXPERTISE WE HAVE TO SHARE.

 

WE ARE FED UP WITH ADVOCATES GETTING STUCK IN THEIR PURSUIT OF: 

  • A FAPE for children  
  • Accessing Research based education that CLOSES THE EDUCATIONAL GAP
  • Independent, competency-based, functional goal achievement ACROSS ENVIRONMENTS
  • RESULTS IN PROGRESS commensurate with the child's unique circumstances/ potential
  • CHILD FOCUSED IEP Development
 
WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING STORIES ABOUT:
  • SE Advocates who take parent's money and then tell them to hire a lawyer.
  • SE Lawyers who are NOT cross trained in the legal, behavioral, educational, & related service (clinical) service aspects of IEP development, yet  make recommendations outside of the scope and sequence of their expertise that often adversely effects a student's life long outcomes
  • Inadequate availability of current research based interventions 
  • The lack of SE programs that require skills for IEP development, implementation and monitoring
  • Those advocates who promise the world but deliver very little once they have been paid
  • List Serves that post incorrect information from lay advocates, physician and lawyers who have NO IDEA what is required in special education and how to document appropriately.
  • Programs that say the same mind-numbing information from a legal perspective of going to Due Process, and don't give you essential skills to PREVENT Due Process  (In medicine we teach medicine and the prevention of malpractice. We do not teach you how to defend yourself in a malpractice case!)
  • The lack of educational barrier identification or the use of effective specially designed instruction strategies required in the complex IEP development process
  • Courses that make big claims about helping you be successful yet, do not monitor their psychometrics related to their trainings or their stakeholder outcomes, who try and deceive participants with a certification which is actually a certificate of attendance not board certification.

 

THANKFULLY,  ALL OF THAT IS BEHIND YOU!

 

WE HOPE TO STOP THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS:

Your child "is doing great". Can you show me real data to prove that?

I'm ready to punch that IEP in the face - HELP!

You don't really expect me to sign that IEP do - YOU?

By 9th grade your child should be able to_____, but

So is that a functional deficit that has not be identified as an educational need?

Don't worry - we will do it but we just won't put it in the IEP.

We considered it but it is not educationally based.

Why does my advocate always side with the school district in meetings?

District policy says we don't offer those services here.

That is not in our budget. You will be taking away from other children.

1:1 aide is a more restrictive environment.

You need prerequisite skills before you can be considered for a SGD/ACC device.

You cannot include a child with behaviors in a general education classroom.

All kids with Down Syndrome get the same program.

Children with good grades cannot go to ESY.

A MEMBERSHIP THAT PROMOTES THE PROFESSION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY

  • PACKED WITH INFORMATION in-depth trainings, resources, & strategies for successful IEP development implementation and monitoring
  • CHILD FOCUSED & COLLABORATIVE
  • EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH BASED INFO.
  • A POSITIVE COMMUNITY with the purpose of supporting and ensuring that children reach their potential and that educational gaps are closed by achieving independent competency based functional goals

A PROFESSIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY Training Community

Parent Advocates

MAMA AND PAPA BEAR  MEMBERSHIP IEP Participation Skils

It does not matter what issue your child has. You better have GOOD EDUCATION ADVOCACY SKILLS to get:

What your child needs to access their education

Close their educational gap from their peers

Independent competency based functional skill goals and outcomes

Your child prepared to be life long learners

Social cognition competency skills (not just social skills) to be safe and accepted in the community

Access to and thrive in the least restrictive environments possible.

PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE AN ACTIVE AND EFFECTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE COMPLEX IEP DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

Positive expert community support you will need to ensure your child reaches their full potential.

ADVOCATES

LEADERSHIP MEMBERSHIP Intermediate Skills

The profession of education advocacy, (whether you have a background as a parent, teacher, clinician or lawyer) requires unique education advocacy profession specific skills.

Do you really know what research based interventions are appropriate based on a child's educational needs?

Can you facilitate addressing any area of educational need present? Need identification not diagnosis is required. 

Membership is packed full of in-depth training resources on all aspects of special education advocacy., reducing the time required to be an effective advocate, 

LEARN TO IDENTIFY EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS, ACCESS APPROPRIATE RESEARCH BASED PROGRAMMING AND EXPAND YOUR IEP DEVELOPMENT SKILLS. 

Packed full of in-depth training resources on all aspects of special education advocacy.

BCEAs

CHANGE AGENT MEMBERSHIP Professional Skills

Expand your IEP DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING SKILLS.

Continue your cross training in: 

  • Ever Changing special education best practices

  • New research based practices

  • Related service advocacy

  • New legal concerns

Membership Improves your holistic education advocacy approach by:

• Expanding your knowledge in all professions involved in IEP development

• Expand your skills in predicting and preventing due process

• Expand your IEP compliance monitoring and letter writing skills.

Expand your practice with:

• Reproducible community fact sheets

• Statewide Chapter Leadership Opportunities

 

3 MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Membership is not based on interest. It is based on competency and training. DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND!

PARENT MEMBERSHIP

FREE

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

FREE PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

CHECKLISTS

GUIDES

TOOL KITS

CHAPTER PARTICIPATION

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ADVOCATE MEMBERSHIP

$30

PER MONTH / $300/YEAR

PARENT MEMBERSHIP +

THE ADVOCATE'S ADVICE PODCASTS

20% DISCOUNTS FOR SELECT WEBINARS

ACCESS TO CURRENT RESEARCH BASED MATERIALS

SPOTLIGHT YOUR SUCCESSES

(AGENCY MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE - CALL FOR INFO.)

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BCEA ONLY MEMBERSHIP

$20

PER MONTH / $200/YEAR

ADVOCATE MEMBERSHIP +

25% DISCOUNTS ON ALL WEBINARS

365 DAY ACCESS TO ALL 80+ HOURS OF BOARD CERTIFICATION TRAINING WEBINARS FOR REVIEW

ACCESS TO 2000+ PAGES OF DOWNLOADABLE  & UPDATED HANDBOOKS & MATERIALS

SPOTLIGHT YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

EVENTS BOARD PROMOTION

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In 2008 we decided to take all of the knowledge and experience from PROFESSIONALLY CROSS-TRAINED SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES who had PROVEN successful IEP outcomes from IEP development in academic, functional, vocational, post secondary education preparation and independent living goals and skills and packaged it all in one Course for Board Certified Education Advocacy!

We used it to develop a National Board Certified Education Advocate (BCEA) Course to help parents and advocates, just like you to achieve success.

We are now expanding this to include a professional membership to our Membership Academy.

We've trained ALL Advocates, in the IEP development and monitoring  process, at their professional continuing education unit level, whether it be Teachers CEUs, Lawyer CLEs, Clinical (OT, S/L, Psy) credits , BCBA credits ...) We get this information at another level!

 

WE OFFER EVIDENCE & RESEARCH BASED CONTENT AND SUPPORTS TO OUR MEMBERS. 

(We do this because we are tired of people throwing spaghetti at the wall

hoping that something sticks)

Immediate Access To Our Training Archive

We have a library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, full access to all topics related to IEP development, compliance and management, including quick strategy tutorials and expert workshops to deep dive on specific skills.

Learn what you need,
when you need to,
from wherever you want.
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A Thriving, Supportive Community Of Peers

Our community is the heart of the Membership Academy and the place to go for all your questions, asking for feedback, gaining support and getting to know other like minded parents and advocates.

We are blessed with members who are amazing with a wide range of skills and expertise, and they make the Membership Academy forum an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.

When you pose a question on the membership, you are responsible for compiling the information provided by your colleagues and disseminating to the group. Sharing is required. We don't tolerate takers and users

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Our Membership Academy Is Different

ACCESS TO EXPERTISE

We are the FIRST in so many ways!. Board Certification is a STAR of EXCELLENCE. We have been the first in this profession is so many ways.

Get a grip on the technical side of developing and managing a truly appropriate IEP- SAVING YOU HOURS OF FRUSTRATION

• Checklists, Cheat-sheets, workbooks

• immediate access to materials

WE WALK THE TALK

NO unproven theory or relying on outdated experience. We're in the trenches and are successful at this difficult work.

SMALL MINDS DISCUSS PEOPLE; AVERAGE MINDS DISCUSS EVENTS; GREAT MINDS DISCUSS IDEAS.

PROFESSIONAL PEER SUPPORT

Tap into the collective knowledge & experience of a like-minded community. The Academy community is there 24/7 to answer all your questions and provide feedback and support.

• Thriving positive community of education advocates and their expertise, who put their heart and soul into supporting our children with disabilities.

WATCH US MODEL IT

Members tell us they learn a lot from watching us 'do our thing'

Pod casts are living 'case studies.

We will be transparent in showing behind the scenes of our own businesses.

NO B.S. ALLOWED

A professional resource not a place to complain or kvetch, no controversial postings, No personal attacks or negative/inappropriate comments. I do not want to know non essential information about you.

Straight-talking and practical advice.

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NO MORE GUESSWORK

Stop throwing stuff at the wall and hoping something sticks!

We are giving you step by step roadmaps to desired outcomes.

• Expert workshops

• Q&A sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

We focus on online training and community based educational advocacy. This is the kind of site that the majority of our members are looking for. That said, much of our content is relevant to all types of professional educational advocacy: private practice, agency or parent advocacy.

• Step by step roadmaps to desired outcomes

• Expert workshops

• Q&A sessions

• immediate access to materials and trainings

• Thriving positive community of education advocates and their expertise and who put their heart and soul into supporting our children with disabilities

• Checklists, Cheat-sheets and workbooks

Absolutely - This memberships covers every stage of planning, creating and maintaining an IEP - from the very start where you just have an evaluation and nothing more. In fact now is the perfect time for you to join; as not only do we have training that will take you through every step, but you'll also be able to get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your special education journey.

Assuming you want to keep growing your practice then the we can help you with fine tuning your ability to handle difficult cases, low incidence diagnoses, client acquisition, community trainings and retention strategies; as well as supporting you with working towards your future goals.

This is certainly not a "beginner only" community - far from it! We've helped clients grow from no practice to needing to hire other advocates in less than a year, to keep up with their business, so there's plenty of expertise that you're sure to benefit from in your continued growth.

It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to have a successful, outcome based IEP that closes the gap and gives children FAPE then you need somewhere to get answers to all of your questions - especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all... accountability!

Techniques are proven and tested. Recommendations are evidence based. This is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.

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