In just a few weeks, you can develop the skills and systems that will take you from stressed and overwhelmed by IEPs to calm and in control.
I'll help you MASTER the IEP process.
Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than the IEP process. You feel like you're spinning your wheels and never actually get anywhere with your school. You're disheartened spending time preparing for an IEP meeting, only to have the team dismiss your concerns and suggestions.
You know that you have Parents' Rights. Maybe you've even tried reading IDEA in an effort to better understand and use your leverage. You are in frequent communication with the IEP team.
And yet, it's not quite working.
Nothing ever changes. You don't have to memorize IDEA or your Parents' Rights Booklet. You don't have to hire a Professional Advocate to get results.
Other people make it look easy. But for you, it's been anything but. You thought that the hard part was going to your first IEP meeting, but as it turns out, that was only just the beginning. And now you feel like you must be missing something.
You're not alone. Most parents feel like this.
The truth is that having an action plan that falls within the framework of IDEA is a game-changer. One that will make the entire IEP process less stressful for you, give you a template to follow for every IEP issue or concern you have, and even increase your chances of getting your team to YES.
NO MORE wondering if you're asking for the right things for your child, if you've done enough, or gotten your child everything he/she is entitled to.
The problem? Most training that is available to parents is either a) developed by academics who are out of touch with the realities of IEPs, or b) only focus on having you learn minute details of IDEA, often make achieving learning the IEP process more trouble than it's worth.
But what if there was a way to make sure you got it right?
Over the past 12 years, I have attended hundreds of IEP meetings and helped hundreds of families be heard. I can troubleshoot IEPs in my sleep! (and sometimes I do)
But it wasn't always that way. I've made my fair share of mistakes.
I've fired team members and case-managers and blindly asked for twice the number of services my son was getting (expecting twice the progress!).
Our early meetings were not what I'd call "successful."
I have attended workshops and conferences that were a waste of time and money. Going through IDEA line by line is not helpful if you're not given a blueprint of how to implement it. Intervention ideas are not helpful if you don't know how to ask for them.
Once I figured it out, I told myself I wasn't going to stop until I could teach every possible parent out there.
So that's what I do. I've developed a 4-Step Process for IEPs™ that applies to any IEP situation. Evaluations, changes to the IEP, even your annual IEP meeting--you can run your situation through the 4 steps and have an action plan to address your concerns.
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Here's what that can look like in just a few weeks.
No, I don't have a magic wand. I have the roadmap for a manageable IEP process that you've been waiting for.
Don't IEP Alone Academy is a revolutionary way of approaching the IEP system, designed to help you better understand and utilize your role as a parent advocate so that you have an improved chance of moving your IEP team to "Yes!"
This Online IEP Coaching Academy was created to help parents be better, more effective IEP advocates for their kids and because not every parent has access to an advocate. So far, I have helped hundreds of families.
We all have piles of IEP papers all over our homes, right? How do you know what to keep, what to discard, what matters, and what data you need more of? How do you get an IEP Team to not just hear your concerns, but actually listen to them?
If you are an IEP Parent, or if you want to support a friend or family member in the IEP process, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.
What Other Parents/Course Participants Are Saying:
The cornerstone of effective IEP advocacy is data and organization. You'll learn what to keep, how to keep it, and for how long. You'll also learn how to do an effective Records Review on your own child's IEP files. Plus how to easily keep them organized for the future.
Next, once you learn what you can support with data, we'll learn what you're entitled to and what is appropriate to ask for. No more "What should I ask for?" or "Can I ask for this?" You'll know before you make your ask.
Then, together we'll develop a communication and follow-up strategy for you to use with your IEP team. We'll review all the options and responses--because the IEP process never changes.
No more spinning your wheels, wondering what is going to happen next. You'll know!
What makes Don't IEP Alone Academy special is that I am both a parent and an experienced, award-winning advocate. But, I've never forgotten what it's like to be a confused, frustrated IEP parent. I explain this in ways that you'll "get it." LIFETIME ACCESS means any time you have a question, you come back and ask.
"Thank you. Your information has been very helpful while I’m trying to navigate this new world. Thank you for helping me learn how to advocate for my kids."
"I just want to thank you for all that you do. You help so many kids by helping us parents. THANK YOU LISA!!!💕💕"
When you purchase Don't IEP Alone Academy, you will have access to all the tools you need to understand and meaningfully participate in the IEP process.
My proven process provides a step-by-step plan for how to increase your chances of getting to "Yes!" with your IEP team.
And, you'll never wonder what your next step should be.
I'm going to take you through my exclusive 4-step process to tackling IEPs and will do that with 7 LIVE webinars. Each webinar will be 30-60 minutes, followed by a live Q&A. Once you've gone through the training, you can return for future (live) sessions or watch replays as often as you want. (No Live Sessions June 15-Sept 15)
LIFETIME ACCESS TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
If you can't make a session, watch the replay. You receive LIFETIME ACCESS, so if something comes up, you can complete the course when you have time. If you have IEP concerns in the future, you're welcome to rejoin some or all of future live training sessions.
TOOLS FOR YOUR IEP TOOLKIT
I want to make sure that our Don't IEP Alone Academy members have everything you need to make you a better IEP advocate. Which is why, in addition to all of the LIVE and recorded webinars, ACTIVATE members will also get access to our full library of bonus programs and resources, including the IEP Toolkit.
ONGOING PRIVATE SUPPORT FORUMS
Don't IEP Alone Academy will include a lifetime membership to private, online support forums only for Academy participants.
BONUS MATERIAL ADDED OFTEN
Want to do a deep dive on a topic like Assistive Technology, FBAs, or Discipline? In addition to the series of 7 webinars, bonus deep-dive content on specific areas will be added often. The IEP Toolkit is updated about every 18-24 months. And again, you'll have access to it for a lifetime!
Academy Participants have 48 Hours to request a refund. Just email us before then.
Sessions are pre-recorded for you to complete at your convenience. Live Training and Live Q&A Sessions will resume after Labor Day.
Deep Dive content already recorded and available includes:
To start, you get 7 Live Webinars taking you through the 4 step process to being a better IEP advocate.
You have access to these pieces of training, live or recorded, for a lifetime. Including all the printable materials. After the 7 Initial Sessions, you can return to all or part of the live or recorded sessions as often as you wish. Plus, Deep Dives on specific topics will be added regularly.
In Don't IEP Alone Academy, you'll learn:
This is not a book, it is a comprehensive learning and support system for IEP Parents. Please keep in mind that all materials are delivered digitally in PDF format or video. Participants need internet access to participate.
At this time our accompanying products are only available in digital PDF format. Many Parents use a service like Staples, Kinkos or BestValueCopy and get it printed and shipped to their home. Note: Much of the printed/printable material is worksheets, not a book that you'll read cover to cover.
You will have access within minutes of completing your transaction. All you have to do is commit to being a better advocate.
Replays will be available within a few hours of the live webinar. Once a live webinar is uploaded for viewing, you can watch it as many times as you wish. Or, join future live sessions.
If you parent a child with an IEP, then this is for you.
Friends, Caregivers, Aunties, Foster Parents, Educational Surrogates, Grandparents, Godparents...you're all encouraged to take the course so you can be a support person for the one(s) you love.
If you have an attorney or currently in the stages of Due Process, please wait until you have completed that before enrolling.
Yes, but know that there is no licensure or certification with this program. However, this is the exact process I use with my clients, so there's no reason why other advocates could not use it as well.
There is no single nationally required license or certification to become an Advocate. But, I am always attending all kinds of workshops, training, and conferences and recommend that all working Advocates do the same.
One of the unfortunate things about IEPs is that the system is not fair. It is stacked against parents. Some schools will say no until a parent either hire an attorney or stop asking. I cannot guarantee how any School Staff will respond.
But what I can tell you is this--With the Academy, you will know what you have data to support, and what you don't. And you will efficiently, effectively, and meticulously be following the IEP Process outlined by IDEA.
Most parents don't do that. I don't get satisfaction for my families just because I'm an advocate--it's because I know what I can support asking for on paper and what I cannot. And I know how to work toward getting data if we don't have it.
Many training agencies just take you through IDEA and other laws, pointing out a few things here and there. I'm turning the advocacy process upside-down--we're taking an advocate's approach and working within the framework of IDEA. Memorizing the laws isn't helpful. Having an action plan to implement, that follows the laws--that's helpful.
Hiring an advocate is expensive. Many charge $50-$200 per hour and more. For the same price as what you would pay an Advocate for just a few hours, you will have a lifetime of advocacy skills. Don't IEP Alone Academy is $297 for lifetime access.
Participants can receive a refund as long as it is requested within 48 hours.
Not happy with the Academy? Just email us and tell us why, within 48 hours . It's that simple.
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