Praise for Gold Standard Advocates, the parent company of Special Education Advisor
"Looking back at all the IEP's I've been to since my son's ADHD diagnosis at 4 years old (he's now 10), you'd think I was an expert at these meetings. But, really, I don't know nearly enough. As a parent, we have rights to a fair and appropriate education for our children. What the system doesn't want you to know is what IS fair and appropriate for your children because, afterall, it's an expense. So, you are forced to navigate your way through the meanings of test scores and reports. Plus, many parents have no idea what services are available to their children outside of what the school is offering. This is where the expertise of Gold Standard Advocates is essential. My experience with Gold Standard Advocates has been remarkable. They are truly experts in everything about IEP's.
They caught all sorts of compliance issues in my IEP and made certain that all my concerns were addressed. They know the system backwards and forwards and took command of my IEP. I call them the IEP Dream Team! I received more services then I even knew existed! Thank you, Gold Standrad Advocates for securing the most appropriate education for my son.", Kim Bernstein, Parent
"I have very exciting news to share with you about my daughter's progress so early in the year working within her IEP. We received her first progress report and it was outstanding! In fact the best she has ever received. I have attached a copy for you to see.
Her transition into two classes: (mainstream 1/2 day) and (resources 1/2 day) has gone very smoothly. Both teachers are working towards her best interest and making sure she fits in at both ends.
The school also did follow through, as stated in the IEP, with a therapist that meets with her once a week and that is also working out very well.
We wanted you to know that without you this would have never come to be and we thank you every day for all the work you did to get our family on the right track. She is not only doing well academically but emotionally as well and loves school this year. We have a happy child once again, and it is over joyous for me to no longer have to watch her suffer. I can not ever thank you enough for that gift.", Stacey Pasquini, Parent
Praise for the IEP Success Kit
“Step-by-step, this kit takes you through the whole process– beginning with requesting an IEP in the first place. It provides IEP background info and clearly defines special education terms that are often left unexplained. If you are a parent or advocate that is often pressed for time and become overwhelmed when piecing together the information you need to prepare for your child or client’s IEP meeting, the IEP Success Kit might be the answer for you!” Molly Garlington, Psychoeducational Therapist TEACCH Autism Program UNC School of Medicine
“As a financial advisor I don’t go into any meeting unprepared. The IEP Success Kit helped me prepare for my daughter’s IEP meeting the right way. The School District knew I was serious walking in prepared and organized with the IEP Success Kit” Dan Feldman, parent of a child with visual processing disorder
“Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the wealth of information that was provided to me upon purchasing your IEP Success Kit. In my view, this item is a “must” both for legal practitioners engaged in the field of disabilities law, as well as for parents who are compelled to participate in the IEP process in order to advocate for their children. I especially was impressed with the level of organization contained within the binder. It will allow anyone involved in the IEP process to not only better-understand what is taking place, but will equally allow the individual to readily access important documents that may need to be discussed as part of the IEP process. In summary, I don’t think that there is a better source than the IEP Success Kit available in the market today and I strongly urge that anyone involved in IEPs consider purchasing this item. I will be advising my clients to acquire the IEP Success Kit so that they, too, can become better advocates for their children. Thank you for your hard work, diligence and attention to detail in developing this outstanding product.” Wade Chernick, Attorney at Law