With Advocate & Educate, LLC, there is no need to pay for more than you really need. Our full menu of special needs training and advocacy services comes to you by economical subscription or membership for periodic reviews and consults, predictable flat-rate package prices for one-time projects, and reasonable hourly rates for individual advocacy and mediation, including preparation and personal advocate appearance.
Simply call, text, or e-mail us today and set your introductory appointment.
Special Needs Subscription Plan, paid in installments
We help you discover and get what your child needs at school and then oversee the results for a year (10 months). Our thorough analysis, knowledge of law and school process, and ability to explain confusing aspects of special education and disability law to you give you a distinct advantage when you advocate for your child. You save time, money, and get a better result than trying to go it alone. The subscription plan is an incredible value for you.
You make a retainer prepayment of $100, good for 10-1/3 hours of assistance. What we don’t use is refunded to you, or if hours go longer, you refresh your retainer and we continue. You can find the Payment button at the “Payments” tab for convenient credit or debit card payments. Check payments can also be arranged.
Special Needs Subscription Plan, 3 hours, paid monthly – $119.99/mo
Here is an incredible value for parents who wish to stay on top of their child’s case, and avoid crises at school. This plan is especially good for parents who master the science of document management, using well-organized files. (We can show you how to do it, too!)
With an ongoing subscription throughout the school year, our thorough analysis, knowledge of law and school process, and ability to explain confusing aspects of special education and disability law give you a distinct advantage when you advocate for your child. H You save your time, money, and get a better result than trying to go it alone.
Relief is only a phone call, an e-mail, or a text away. Let’s get started now!
Help Parent Prepare One IEP or Accommodation Proposal – Project flat fee from $99
We talk for up to an hour, your child’s file is carefully reviewed during and after interview, and an IEP or Sec. 504 plan you can propose at your school meeting results. Cases with complicated histories require more engagement. With our experienced approach, we get to the heart of the problem early, to help you get on with what your child needs.
Help Parent Prepare One Behavior Management Plan Proposal – Project flat fee from $149
Depending on the case history, a personal parent interview, file review, and (where necessary) collaborative consultation with child behavior specialist are coordinated and incorporated into a plan proposal. The parent may then use this proposed plan draft at school meetings touching on behavior issues, as a guide to knowledgeable and productive outcomes for the child.
Personal appearances with parent, hourly fee from $99
We go with you and speak for you, at your discretion, at school meetings, negotiations, mediation, hearing. File and case preparation, which may take longer than the meeting, itself, is also billed unless previously covered by a subscription plan or flat fee package (see above).
Search for related services provider, hourly fee from $49
Getting the right service provider often creates a good atmosphere for collaborative relationships with school professionals. We search and recommend the best related service providers available for your child’s needs. We maintain discriminating lists of licensure and experience criteria, so that your child’s successful progress remains the driving force behind our work. We can usually present you with choices of highly qualified providers, already vetted and ready to begin work with you after you select the right fit.
Additional Services and Fees
New consultation, phone or video, 30 minutes answers to specific questions about special education or 504 plans
IEP review, for current IEP or 504 plan, with suggestions for next plan (plan received by e-mail attachment, results and suggestions returned by e- mail)
Evaluation request, assistance with official request for evaluation
IEP or 504 Team meeting support, including attendance, assist with parent questions, support IEP or 504 team
Academic assessments (reading, writing, or math; not disability diagnostics)
3 hours, in-person required
Individual Transition Planning, virtual consult for and with older child
Live advocate assistance with one Fillable Form, including submission to school personnel or school counsel (upgrade fee for DIY Advocate)
Coaching (excludes mediation, child complaint or due process)
Mediation, virtual, 1 hour
Produce final IEP or 504 plan proposal, based on your information
Pre-mediation consultation, 1 hour
Due process or child complaint coaching, 1 hour
On your topic
starting at $50/hour (minimum $25)
Pre-IEP Team Meeting, build your IEP proposal, up to 2 hours
starting at $150 flat fee
Monitor an ongoing IEP, up to 6 consultations throughout the school year
starting at $250 flat fee
Research and writing on IDEA & Section 504 questions
Behavior Management Plan consultation
starting at $100
Unlimited scheduled consultations (no appearances or drafting services) for one school year
$29/mo, August 15 through June 15
Related services expert search
starting at $50/hr (1 hour minimum)
Behavior Management Plan proposal drafting
starting at $100 flat fee
Advocate’s preparation for examination and presentation of parent’s or school’s expert witness
starting at $125/hr
Mediation, including preparation and appearance with 1 engaged expert witness (experts billed separately)
starting at $1,000
Due process hearing, including preparation and appearance with 1 engaged expert witness (experts billed separately)
starting at $1,500
All cases subject to initial conflicts check.
All travel outside Craighead County @ $.35/mi and $20/hr.
All fees will be held in trust until earned by advocate; otherwise, fees will be refunded if reserved time not used for client’s matter.