Who We Are

Group of cute little prescool kids drawing with colorful pencils

Your child’s future is now. Call us today. Let us help you to obtain one of the most important experiences in your child’s life—quality education.

Ask Now Advocacy Group

is a Bay Area special needs advocacy and educational consultant group. We help families who have children with disabilities to navigate the complex, and often unjust, landscape of special education. We specialize in helping families to receive appropriate educational support and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for their children.

Our Priority = Your Child’s Future

For more than 9 years, our team has been at the forefront of progress; ensuring children with disabilities receive the quality education that every child has a right to. We are persistent and well-informed in our efforts to negotiate with school districts, regional centers and service providers in the area while empowering families with the knowledge they need to achieve educational rights for their children.

Founded in 2007, Ask Now Advocacy

Works side-by-side with special education attorneys and families throughout the Individual Education Process (IEP) and due process filing. Over the years, we have attended hundreds of IEPs and watched our clients enjoy long-term, enriching educational experiences for their children. – Negotiates with school districts for private school placement and independent educational evaluations, this includes ensuring specific services and teaching approaches such as multi-sensory approach or ABA. – Works closely with families in laying the foundation for a successful outcome—from reviewing your child’s cumulative educational file to developing winning strategies to help your child receive the educational support and services they need to enjoy lifelong success.

Why Ask Now?

Simple. Because we have been there. Mandy Tapia, founder of Ask Now Advocacy, is a mother of two young children with autism. She started Ask Now because she knows first-hand the struggles of having a child with a disability and working with public and private entities to ensure her children are in a safe and enriching environments. Since 2007, it has been her mission to provide direct support to families and negotiate on the behalf of their children. As an IEP education consultant, Mandy has done the homework and the leg work for you. The IEP can be overwhelming, not to mention frustrating. When we enter this process, it can be difficult to separate our strong personal connection from the logic needed to navigate and succeed within a highly political environment. Mandy not only has the first-hand experience managing the logistics but she can also help you with developing winning strategies that eventually lead to your child’s long-term success and happiness. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of individuals who have been where you are and continues to enjoy personal satisfaction knowing their children continue to grow and excel in education and in many other areas of their lives. Mandy is also the founder of Autism Spectrum Knowledge-Now, a nonprofit that provides services and support for families. She is also a member of COPPA. Let’s take the first step toward a successful future for your child.

Contact us today for your free consultation