You already have enough on your plate with challenges at work and at home. But when things at school take a wrong turn, or you realize that your child is not receiving the appropriate educational program the child needs and the law requires, it is just too much.
What can you do? Are you having trouble—
Understanding why the school is failing to meet your child’s needs
Learning how to navigate the confusing special education maze
Determining whether your child’s program is based upon his or her individual needs, or is it just “what we’ve got” — a one size fits all approach
Balancing your day job with what seems like a second job handling your child’s special education program
Managing your stress level because you don’t know how to improve your child’s program
Learning how to be effective at IEP meetings
Applying web-based resources to your own child’s situation
After all, would you rely upon webMD or other helpful medical website for a diagnosis and for your own treatment plan? Or would you make an appointment and talk to your own doctor about next steps?
It’s time to take action.
It’s time for you to meet with us at your workplace in an employer-supported program to learn how to address your child’s barriers to making progress. Susan Bardet is an experienced special education attorney who has helped families obtain appropriate educational programs for more than 20 years.
You want to feel more in control than you do now. You need to:
Feel supported by your company
Be fully engaged at work
Stay committed to your job
Manage your child’s educational program more effectively and with better results
First action step:
Introduce us to your HR Director, diversity and inclusion lead, and wellness manager. We partner with companies to provide our services to California employees at their Bay Area workplaces. If you are outside of the SF Bay Area, other options are available.
For more information, or to arrange a Lunch ‘n Learn at your company, just contact us. Peer support through your employee resource group can also help launch our program for your company.