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Old 04-14-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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Like PP said, I would also refrain from bringing an advocate to the first (or second or third) meeting.

I will echo a previous poster's advice to CALL an advocate, as they are often versed in sped law and district procedures. I have worked with parents who have done this and it helps ease the parent's fears and give the parents some structure about how to advocate for their children.

Does the district you are moving into have a parent mentor for parents of students in special ed? Our district has one of these. I can't personally vouch for them, but it might be a way to go if you cannot find a volunteer advocate.
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