A2IDEAS – Operations Update (as of May 8, 2020)
Our Education Advocates have experience in special education and are active members in good standing of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
Directory of COPAA members: COPAA Member Search
View the published guidelines for choosing a COPAA Advocate: COPAA guidelines for choosing an Advocate
Education Advocates with A2IDEAS follow the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) guidelines: Voluntary Code of Ethics for Special Education Advocates.
“A2IDEAS – your advocacy is powerful, needed, and deeply appreciated. Thank you.”
~ Annual donor
“A2IDEAS couldn’t have initiated their services a moment too soon, as there is such a blind spot locally for well educated, well respected education advocates. Even within the best schools there are often barriers to education for students, and for my son who is neurologically disabled, I often did not know what to ask for to best meet his educational needs.
Heather was able to objectively look through all of our education documents and help work in collaboration with our school to develop the best educational plan possible, as well as to navigate barriers as they developed. For me as a parent, it really helped give me a peace of mind that someone knew what to do in difficult, often emotionally activated situations – because we all love our children and want what is best for them. I applaud A2IDEAS for organizing on a grass roots level to allow students to get access to the best education possible, based on their specific needs and impairments. Thank you so much for all you do, and have done for us.”
“I have to note that we had our IEP today, just a few days after the Writing Effective Parent Concerns presentation by A2IDEAS. The information and strategies provided was invaluable. I hope others will be able to benefit from this. One of the best things – for me – that came from this talk was asking my third grader about his year, per the suggested framework Heather gave. It actually helped us reformulate goals and incentives.”