IEP / School Advocacy

* Monthly IEP trainings will be available. Contact Erica ( for the next training date.

In addition to counseling and related services, Erica also provides families with help navigating the public school system. If your child is in public school and has any area of specialized need (including but not limited to: Gifted, ADHD, a Learning Disability, Anxiety, Depression, Peer Difficulties, Health Care Needs, Speech and Language Difficulties, Sensory Disorder, etc…) you can benefit from the services of an advocate.

Erica specializes in walking parents through the daunting process of getting your child evaluated, writing a quality IEP, attending meetings with you and getting the most from your IEP if and when you choose to apply for The McKay Scholarship.

It is your job to be the parent, it is impossible for you to be the advocate. Although no one knows your child better than you, you must let someone who is not emotionally involved hold the school district accountable for services your child qualifies for and deserves in order to have a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

The list below is just a handful of reasons why your child may qualify for services from the school system. If you answer YES to any of the following, call today to find out how an advocate can help your child succeed in school! Don’t wait another grading period!

  1. You know your child is struggling but you can’t put our finger on where or why.
  2. The school has not followed through with your requests or concerns.
  3. Your child is failing.
  4. Your child has little to no friends.
  5. Your child goes to school and comes home from school stressed.
  6. Your child is disorganized, often forgets to turn in assignments or bring home work.
  7. Your child struggles nightly with homework.
  8. Your child has a medical need that may affect their academic performance.
  9. Your child hates school, says they do not care about school or says they are bored.
  10. You are receiving continuous feedback that your child is behaviorally challenging.
  11. Your child is in need of speech therapy/intervention.
  12. Your child has difficulty making friends, keeping friends and socially interacting at an age-appropriate level.
  13. You have concerns about your child’s safety.
  14. You have recently adopted a child and are unsure of their academic and social needs.