Stop dealing with people who tell you it can’t be done and start working with people who have done it and will do it for your child.
Free 30 Minute Evaluation Call
Let’s talk! Tell us what’s going on and at the end of the 15 minutes we will tell you if we think we can help you or not. If we can help, we will give you an estimate of how much time we think it will take and the estimated cost.
We understand that sometimes finances can be challenging. Please do not let that keep you from calling! You would be amazed at how much help and direction you can receive in a free 15 minute discussion. Call Today
Attend IEP and 504 Meetings with You
As your Advocate, we can attend IEP/504 Plan meetings with you, help you get services and develop a better plan. We will make sure:
- The school staff treats you with the respect you deserve and they listen to you.
- The school district complies with the laws that protect your child
- School personnel and district staff take action even when they have repeatedly ignored your prior requests for help
- Accommodations and modifications put on the IEP are followed by the staff
- Appropriate goals and services are written into your childs IEP
- Your child is evaluated for all areas of need
- If negotiations with the district fail we walk you through the Due Process complain process
On Call support
If you don’t want to hire an advocate, but you’d like some advice and direction on what to do next, or how to handle an upcoming meeting, we’re here to help! If this is you, we can work with you on a consulting basis where you only pay for the time we talk!
We can propose strategies and make recommendations and provide guidance to you prior to, or after, your IEP meeting.
We eliminate the immense pain and heartache that
can come with achieving quality education for your child through the individual education process
(IEP). Our non-attorney support will help you to save a third of what it costs to hire an attorney.
Even better, with our vast experience in helping families to receive appropriate educational
support and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for their children, we are equipped with
the proper tools to guide your child to lifelong success.
Ask Now Advocacy offers full-scale services to help you successfully place your child in enriching
and results-oriented learning environments.
Let Us Help You To …
• Protect your child’s civil rights
• Evaluate your case and review how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of
2004 (IDEA 2004) can help your child have fair access to state-of-the art learning tools
• File due process complaints when your child’s unique needs are not met
• Design and implement strategies to help you meet the educational and public service goals for
• Explain in easy-to-comprehend terms the IEP and 504 plans—legally binding documents for provision
of services between school districts and parents
• Attend eligibility and school meetings and work with you to negotiate on behalf of your child
• Carefully review and explain any documents you receive or exchange throughout the process
• Monitor the effectiveness of the plan throughout the school year
• Work with schools to identify opportunities that will help your child
an appropriate education
• Provide ongoing consultation and support during what can be a highly emotional process
It’s Not You..
Having a child with a disability can be overwhelming, confusing and full of moments that cause
further discouragement. When at an IEP meeting, for example, you will be outnumbered and it will
feel like those within the school system hold all the cards.
The stakes are high when it comes to your child’s education. Why wouldn’t it be with your child’s
future at stake? As much as we may not want to admit this, districts can be manipulative and
deceiving. Let us help you to navigate the laws and rights of the IDEA 2004 to ensure your child
receives the services they need to be successful and to which they are entitled under federal law.
Leverage Our Experience
Our Bay Area organization was founded by Mandy Tapia, a mother of two young children who have
autism. Throughout Mandy’s journey of making sure her children have access to quality learning, she
came face-to-face with the often unjust and frustrating environment of public education.
But there was an upside. Because Mandy’s success depended on her own self-education in writing
IEPs, filing due process complaints and successfully settling due process, her passion and personal
success led her to help others, saving them thousands of dollars and hours upon hours of headache
in the meantime.