A CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCATE…
  • listens to the concerns of parents or guardians of Children with Special Needs
  • reviews academic or clinical documentation
  • recommends accommodations, services or technology, seeking out those available through district or county agencies
  • conferences with important professionals who have had contact with the child such as teachers, administrators, aides, probation officers, neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists
  • advises parents or guardians about additional diagnostic work necessary to narrow down a diagnosis
  • attends school related meetings such as IEP’s or 504 Meetings
  • assists families with behavioral crises at school such as Recommendations for Expulsion, Suspensions and Behavior Intervention Plans
  • works collaboratively with public defenders and provide documentation and recommendations to the judge when children or young adults become involved in the  juvenile justice system
 
FAMILY MATTERS GROUP was established to provide a variety of advocacy services for the families of Children with Special Needs, regardless of geographic location within the United States. Individual advocacy services may take place either in person or via conference calls, web conferencing or emails.
 

 

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
                 James Arthur Baldwin

“Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was ‘Shutup’.”
                       Joe Namath

 

   

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