WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HELPING HAND ADVOCACY
"I hired Karen at Helping Hand Advocacy because the school district wanted to put my child into a special day class right from the start. I believed that was premature and that my child would be successful in a general education classroom if he had the right support. I didn't want to hire an attorney immediately because I knew I had a long road ahead, and I thought that would get me off the wrong foot with his school. Karen helped me get my son into a gen ed class and got him the one-on-one aide he needed to succeed in that setting. I am so pleased with the support I received, and I highly recommend Karen at Helping Hand Advocacy."
"I knew the school district's assessments didn't accurately depict my daughter's performance. I needed a second opinion from an outside expert but couldn't afford it. Karen was able to analyze the school district's assessment, find the holes, and get them to pay for the Independent Educational Evaluations without having to go to a due process hearing. The IEE gave us critical information about my daughter's present levels. This information helped immensely and allowed us to create a meaningful IEP with services and supports that enable her to be successful in the classroom."
"When my child was diagnosed with autism at 4, I was devastated. I had so many dreams for my child and hoped that he would be successful in life. However, I knew my dreams would never become a reality if he didn't get a good education. I hired Karen at Helping Hand Advocacy because I needed to make sure my son received the best education possible, and I had no idea how to get that from his school. It was the best decision I ever made! Karen helped me get my son into a regular kindergarten classroom with an aide and all the necessary accommodations. He is now getting good grades and has plenty of friends. I couldn't be happier!