Parent Advocacy services assist parents in negotiating the complex special education process, while transition services concentrate on the transition to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living.
Telephone and In-Person Consultation
Educate Parents on the IEP process
Explanation of Diagnostic and Educational Reports
Link parent request to supporting data and evidence
Creation of Action Plan
Attendance at School Meetings
Advisement as to the Appropriateness of Educational Programs
Support parents in expanding effective advocacy skills
Referrals to Attorneys and Experts
Assistance in Choosing Out-of-District Placement
Kathleen has made all the difference in a very short amount of time. During the meetings, her remarks are extremely pointed, she asks for specifics and would not give up until a particular goal is understood and set by the school team. Kathleen has a wealth of knowledge, is extremely prepared, and asks the most relevant questions. School meetings are extremely difficult for families. Having Kathleen on our team makes it less stressful knowing that we have an expert who has our back.
New Canaan Parent
We are so happy with our decision. Kathleen helped our team craft an IEP that is measurable, accountable, and sets up both the school and our children for success. I have recommended her numerous times and intend to keep doing so.
Before we engaged Kathleen, there was so much we didn’t know about how an appropriate IEP should be written and implemented. With Kathleen’s support and advocacy, we now have an IEP that is appropriate for our child. I only wish we found Kathleen earlier. I strongly recommend you engage Kathleen early in the IEP process.
We have worked with Kathleen for many years. She has made a huge difference for our family. She is polite and very professional, but tenacious in achieving our goals. I will not attend meetings, big or small without her.
I have had the pleasure of working with Kathleen Casparino for many years. She has always maintained a professional and dedicated stance to her students and their families. She advocates for students and their specific needs in a fashion that is knowledgeable, professional, and caring. I look forward to collaborating with her on future cases.
Speech and Language Pathologist