Ask the Advocate Blog
& Facebook Live
In our informative blog, Ask the Advocate, you'll find posts that answer the special education questions parents most often ask. These blogs are full of great advice and informative links. Our blog has been featured in Dystinct Magazine.
You can also view past episodes of Ask the Advocate LIVE. This live Facebook series allows Lorraine to answer parents' top questions live on the internet!
4 Steps to Success!
How to Prepare for Your Next IEP Meeting
This easy-to-follow checklist helps you prepare for your next IEP meeting so that you can join the meeting feeling confident and ready. You'll learn what to gather and what to think about in order to best represent your child's interests and help them get the education they deserve.
United States Special Education Regulations:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.
The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the oldest organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. It is also committed to providing complete information and services to address the full scope of dyslexia and related reading and writing challenges. It provides dyslexia specific resources and factsheets.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (YCDC) is the preeminent source of cutting-edge research, informed advocacy and trustworthy resources to help those with dyslexia reach their full potential. The Center’s tools and resources are used widely by parents, educators and those with dyslexia to advocate for greater recognition and support for dyslexic children and adults.
Decoding Dyslexia Virginia
Decoding Dyslexia Virginia is a grassroots movement focused on linking families to resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Virginia.