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Covid-19 Updates

In light of the Centers for Disease Control's public health recommendations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person meetings with current or prospective clients have shifted to video conferencing.

Parents can choose the platform of their preference: Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, Cisco Webex.

To request a meeting, please send an email with your contact information. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

 

Complimentary IEP or 504 plan review

The joint decision by San Diego Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts to begin the 2020-21 school year with online classes only due to the Covid-19 pandemic is a major change in the method and delivery of instruction that will undoubtedly affect the lives of every family with a K-12 student, particularly those with special education services or accommodations

Due to these extraordinary circumstances, the IEP Guy is offering a complimentary review of your child’s IEP or 504 plan to help you make informed decisions on how to best move forward with remote learning once schools reopen in the fall. 

Take advantage of this limited time offer by sending your request and contact information via email.

 

Q&A Webinar: Your Child’s IEP During Covid-19 Pandemic

Sign up for the upcoming FREE webinar. During this webinar you will be able to ask questions about remote learning, educational options for students, and how school districts are required to follow IEP’s and 504 plans during the Covid crisis.

To RSVP send an email with your contact information.

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The IEP Guy News Article Special Education Advocate San Diego, CA

The IEP Guy News Article Special Education Advocate San Diego, CA

 

Requesting or developing an IEP can be stressful, emotional, overwhelming, full of jargon, and on top of that, you're outnumbered by school staff.

It can be daunting to take the school on your own.

Although parents are equal members of the IEP team and share in the responsibility of designing and developing an education program that meets their child's unique needs, the process is highly technical. Many parents feel like the IEP process is like trying to solve a Rubik's cube. Others underestimate the complexity of the process and end up confused or leaving services on the table.

IEP is both a process and a document. The IEP document is the heart and soul of special education. Think of it as the heliocentric model of our solar system. Just as the planets orbit the sun, so do placement, services, modifications, and accommodations revolve around your child's IEP. Therefore, it is extremely important that you play an active role in structuring a specially designed IEP that actually meets your child’s unique needs.

Unfortunately, developing an IEP is no easy task for today's busy parents. Laws and regulations are difficult to understand, acronyms and technical jargon can quickly get confusing, not to mention the fact that the IEP team composition can make you feel outnumbered and apprehensive about suggesting modifications to your child's IEP. It’s like to trying to solve a puzzle without a guide. But... guess what? Problem solved!

The IEP Guy will be your guide to solving the IEP 'puzzle,' put his expertise to work for you, and vigorously advocate on your behalf to overcome any obstacles or challenges the school might be throwing your way and secure the free and appropriate public education your child's school is legally required to provide.

Serving Central and North County, The IEP Guy is a non-attorney special education rights advocate, with 10 years of experience in the field focused on IEP’s dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specific learning disabilities, processing disorders, and special education eligibility.

As a former special education department staff member for one of San Diego’s largest school districts, The IEP Guy participated in more than 2,000 IEP meetings! This experience provided the unique opportunity of getting immersed in the rules and procedures applicable to different situations and how school district administrators interpret and apply the rules. 

This professional experience is supplemented with The IEP Guy’s educational background: a bachelor's and master’s degree in legal studies along with completion of the Special Education Advocacy program offered by the School of Law of the University of San Diego. A combination unequaled by our competitors and proven successful in creating positive outcomes for parents and students. Voice of San Diego included The IEP Guy in an article about trends in special education funding.

Don't get caught up in trying to solve the IEP puzzle on your own.  It's stressful, time-consuming and the learning curve alone will take you months! Wouldn't that time be better spent doing the things you like?

It's important to note that special education is the most complex and highly regulated area of the education field, so you shouldn't feel bad if it seems like you haven't been able to move forward on your own. You are up against worthy opponents who have been doing this for years. Their experience far outweighs your best intentions. Think of it this way, even professional climbers hire guides to scale Mount Everest. Get The IEP Guy in your corner and level the playing field!

In providing advocacy and representation services, The IEP Guy adheres to the professional standards established by the Code of Ethics for special education advocates issued by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Save time, streamline the IEP process and see better results!

You WILL improve your position when you retain The IEP Guy as your advocate.

If you've made it this far, please consider these two questions:

What happens if you do nothing?

How much does doing nothing cost you?