OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
Our Mission is to help you ensure that your child
is being provided with an educational program that is
not just appropriate, but that truly meets his or her
Our Commitment is to help children with special
learning needs gain access to the educational
opportunities that are their right under the law,
whether they are provided in a public or private school
Our Philosophy is that taking a
knowledge-based, professional, collaborative
approach to working with school personnel is
preferable to a combative approach. However, when
disagreements arise -- as they invariably will -- we
negotiate on your behalf and, if necessary, seek an
agreement on the disputed issues through Due
|Collaborative Advocacy™ Associates
Effective Advocacy for Children with Special Learning Needs™
|© Collaborative Advocacy™ Associates 2001-2015. All Rights Reserved.
|CAA seeks to educate, support and encourage parents to become effective
partners with schools in developing appropriate, individualized education
programs for their children.
Your CAA special education advocate will provide you with as much or as
little support as you desire, from coaching and counseling you to advocate
for your child yourself, to actively accompanying you through the process.
Collaborative Advocacy Associates (CAA)
is a group of dedicated professionals
providing families with
comprehensive educational advocacy
services in support of children
with special learning needs.
As a truly independent firm, we are not
affiliated with any law practice,
diagnostic/ therapeutic service center or
educational organization, so we owe
allegiance to no one but you !
| FOUR KEY FACTORS
1) an in-depth understanding of IDEA and Section 504 Plan
2) a broad knowledge of special learning needs, their impact on
education, and effective interventions;
3) direct experience in school district administration and special
4) demonstrated ability, through the respect-based relationships we
have built with school personnel, to work collaboratively to ensure
the needs of your child are being met.
WE KNOW AND WORK
WITH THE TOP EXPERTS
We know the many top medical,
mental health and therapeutic practitioners
in the state, and they know us.
From many years of helping translate
their evaluations, recommendations and
reports into appropriate educational
programs for children with special needs,
we have extensive knowledge of how
particular diagnoses impact a child’s ability
to learn, and perhaps more importantly,
what the most effective interventions
|What is Collaborative Advocacy™ ?
|Celebrating A Decade of Advocating for Children
with Special Learning Needs!