Ann Arbor Individual Disability Education Advocacy Services (A2IDEAS) has been founded in effort to be a trusted community resource for families seeking assistance in the Special Education process. Our purpose in operating as a nonprofit is to develop a platform that enables us to help more families secure the most appropriate placement, services, and supports for their children in the least restrictive environments.
Many individuals and families of children with disabilities find themselves entrenched in the world of Special Education among the ‘acronym soup’ of terminology, and go through a dizzying array of interventions, services, providers, and placements. While participating in the Special Education process they experience additional stressors. Most parents express feelings of being overwhelmed because their child might be experiencing challenges that make normal endeavors very difficult, like evaluations, IEP meetings, and others. Having the input of an experienced individual who is knowledgeable of the system and potential services can be an invaluable help to a family navigating the path towards the best outcome for their child.
Free consultations at local libraries:
Advocacy drop-in hours
Once a month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Check out our calendar for dates and schedule a consultation: Calendar drop-in dates
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A2IDEAS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, taxpayer identification number 81-5248477. Your tax-deductible donations ensure that our services furthers educational needs to more families in the community. Donate now
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To support individuals with disabilities and their families through advocacy, by ensuring adequate access for inclusion and unlimited opportunities within education and by fostering development of self-determination. We strive for universal support with added benefits, equity, dignity, and independence for all people.