CAA serves families throughout the state of Connecticut; while our initial focus was Fairfield
County, over the years our services have expanded to cover New Haven, Hartford and Litchfield
Counties, and in some cases Eastern CT. We have counseled and supported more than 2,000
families with children ranging from infants to college age.
         Our Associates have more than 100 years combined experience in education, special
education, special education advocacy and counseling. Because of our team approach, every
client may, therefore, benefit, regardless of which Associate takes the lead role on their case.
         In most cases, CAA has been successful in working with school districts to create
appropriate, effective individualized education programs (IEPs), or to enhance the effectiveness
of existing ones.
         CAA has supported children with various special learning needs, ranging from the need to
be more challenged by gaining access to gifted and talented programs, to children whose need
for special learning programs and accommodations covers the entire spectrum of identified
categories of disability, such as:  
Collaborative Advocacy Associates
Effective Advocacy for Children with Special Learning Needs

- Autism Spectrum Disorders;                - Other Health Impairments ( ADD & ADHD, Lyme Disease );

- Aspergers Syndrome;                           - Deafness (Deaf-blindness);

- Emotional Challenges;                          - Hearing Impairments;

- Specific Learning Disabilities (LD);      - Developmental Disabilities (MR);

- Speech or Language Impairments;      - Multiple Disabilities;

- Traumatic Brain Injury;                        - Orthopedic Impairments;

- Visual Impairments                              - Developmental Delays
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                                     THE BOTTOM LINE

Our experience working with more than 2,000 families has made one fact very clear:

There is a strong  likelihood that your child will be under-served unless you:

  - clearly understand  your child’s special learning needs;

  - have basic understanding of what the effective teaching methodologies are  
    to address those particular needs;

 - know how to navigate the intricacies of  the specialized process you need to
   use to ensure that your school provides the right services to truly address
   your child's needs.
Experience Means Knowing The Answers
To These Common Questions:

- What should I do first once my child has been diagnosed
as having special learning needs?

- What does my child's evaluation or diagnosis mean in
layman's terms?

- How does my child's diagnosis affect his ability to learn,
and what's the most effective method to use to help him

- How do I ensure my school district is providing my child
with not just an appropriate, but an effective individualized
education program (IEP) ?  

- What can I do if my child is being denied the special
education services I believe she needs?

- What can I do if my child isn't making progress in her
current program?

- How do I ensure that my child's IEP is actually being

- How do I determine if my child should be in a private or
therapeutic school environment, and how do I go about
finding the right one?

- How do I know when I must take action to protect my child's
right to an appropriate educational program?