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Schools often take the path of least resistance rather than

Meeting Your Child's Needs

Change Your Child's Trajectory with an Educational Advocate

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ALL children deserve an appropriate, safe, well supported education. Sadly, our system often fails our kids and only provides sufficient services to students who have parents with the time, energy, and know-how to make it happen.

Enter...Lisa. I can give you back some of the time, and emotional exhaustion you experience preparing for and recovering from every meeting. I provide the expert support you need to help your child grow and find success at school.  

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Need help with an upcoming IEP meeting?  Download this free IEP checklist

Click The Button Below And Give Me Your Best Email Address To Get your free IEP checklist. 

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MORE ABOUT ME

Lisa Stewart M.Ed


Lisa Stewart M.Ed is a dyslexic mother of three children with various learning challenges. She holds a BS in education and an M Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on behavioral science for students with special needs. Lisa is dedicated to helping parents navigate the world of special education and offers a variety of advocacy support. If you're looking for guidance and support, you can book a 20-minute consultation below or click to learn more about her. 

Feel free to explore her blog for valuable resources to support your child.

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Is preparing for the IEP meeting

OVERWHELMING?

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Does this sound like you?

 The weeks leading up to an IEP meeting you stressful.  Or you show up to the meeting just hoping for the best because you don't have time to be Mom or Dad, Employee, Child Therapist, and Special Education Expert all rolled into one.  

  • Do you feel like... I am failing my child.
  • Does it seem... I have no school help.
  • Are you frustrated that... the special education system is not designed for busy parents to navigate
  • And when it comes down to it, do you...  know given the right support your child can be successful in school?

TESTIMONIALS

Proven Outcomes

Testimonial : In my career, I have had VERY negative experiences with child/adult advocates. I had the pleasure of first meeting Ms. Stewart while I was the BCBA for a very rural district. The parent was appropriately disgruntled for multiple reasons. Ms. Stewart epitomized the complete opposite of my preceding experiences. She contributed thoughtful commentary to discussions, assuaged parent concerns when appropriate, explained IEP linguistics/jargon to the parent when needed without being at all domineering or condescending, and was overall a team member that I valued highly. Also, when she raised critical points (e.g., eligibility, goal criteria/measurability/attainability) to district staff, she did so respectfully, intelligently, and with a spirit of collaboration across all team members for the benefit of our little one. She accomplished all of this without ever making anyone feel inferior, creating an adversarial environment, or being at all hostile to anyone. My experiences with Ms. Stewart were polar opposites to nearly every one of my previous advocacy experiences. I wish all advocates had her interpersonal and professional skills.

- Nikki BCBA, School Team Member in CA




Testimonial:
 

With your help, I left this meeting feeling really good about myself & the knowledge I gained from you. By the way, the School Principal said the letter I wrote was well written...so, again Thank you for that!!

- Debbie Parent of Middle School Student IN




Testimonial:
 

I will say I just requested to increase his 1:1 time and reading accuracy before signing the IEP. They doubled his 1:1 time with an aide and increased it to 90%! I’m so happy. I am so grateful for you!

- Jerri Parent of Elementary Student CA





Testimonial:
 

Omg !! Lisa, thank you so much.

I would’ve been lost without you!!

- Mia Parent of Middle School Student NJ

Testimonial: I had the privilege of working with Lisa Stewart from Advocating 4 Fair Education, and I couldn't be more pleased with the exceptional job she did during my daughter's Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. Lisa's performance was truly outstanding, and I am grateful for her dedicated advocacy on behalf of my child.

One of the most impressive aspects of Lisa's representation was her ability to quickly grasp the intricacies of my daughter's unique situation. Her deep understanding of my child's needs demonstrated her commitment to providing the best possible support. It was evident that Lisa had done her homework and thoroughly prepared for the meeting, which put me at ease knowing we were in capable hands.

Lisa's interpersonal skills were remarkable. She effortlessly built a strong rapport with the school officials, creating a collaborative atmosphere that was conducive to productive discussions. Her approach was both professional and empathetic, ensuring that everyone's concerns were heard and respected. At the same time, Lisa knew when to assert herself firmly when necessary to advocate for my daughter's rights and needs.

One of the significant achievements of our collaboration with Lisa was the development of specific, measurable, relevant, and attainable (SMART) goals for my daughter's education. Her expertise in crafting these goals was instrumental in ensuring that my daughter's IEP would be effective and truly beneficial. It was evident that Lisa's attention to detail and commitment to excellence were key factors in achieving this outcome.

Thanks to Lisa's invaluable assistance, we were able to secure substantial improvements for my daughter's education. Specifically, we were able to increase her pull-out time significantly, which is essential for her progress. Additionally, Lisa's efforts resulted in the addition of four days of one-on-one OG time, providing my daughter with the personalized attention she needs.

Lisa Stewart at Advocating 4 Fair Education exceeded my expectations as an advocate for my child's IEP meeting. Her exceptional knowledge, interpersonal skills, and dedication to creating meaningful change in my daughter's education are truly commendable. I wholeheartedly recommend Lisa to any parent seeking an advocate who will go above and beyond to ensure fair and effective educational support for their child. Her outstanding work has made a profound difference in our lives, and I am incredibly grateful for her expertise and dedication.

- Shannon Parent of Elementary Student OR

OUR YouTube Channel

Neuro-Next Door

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Episodes

COMING SOON --- We will be bringing you episodes of students that share their tips and tricks to life.  In an attempt to normalize neurodivergence and recognize we each add to our communities as the "Neuro-Next Door."

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Have a Special Education Question? Give Eddy, our chatbot a try and see if he can help. If not, you can always book a call with Lisa

WHAT WE OFFER

Our Services

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Continual Advocacy Support

Comprehensive Advocacy

Do you need an advocate for more than just creating a great IEP? This service offers 5 school meetings, several letters, loads of document review, school communication, 1:1 planning with Lisa, follow-up throughout the year, exclusive access to Lisa through Voxer and so much more.  You will feel at ease knowing that you have an advocate walking hand in hand with you.  

  • ​Advocate meeting attendance, so you can know that the right questions will everything will be documented.  
  • 1:1 meetings with Lisa, so you can brainstorm needs and create a plan for continual progress. 
  • ​Exclusive access to Lisa through Voxer, so you can easily connect and get what you need.
  • Monitoring of progress reports and report cards, so we can make sure the agreements we came to in the IEP are followed. 
  • PEACE OF MIND -- you are a parent first.  Being a special education advocate is a full-time job.  Taking this off your plate restores BALANCE to your family.  
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Advocate in your back pocket!

8-hours of Advocacy

Looking to keep an advocate in your back pocket?  Someone that can help you set up an amazing IEP and help set the stage for your child's academic, behavioral, and social growth?

These 8-hours are yours to use as you need, but can include:

  • ​Document review, so you can ask for changes to the IEP or 504 to make sure your child is getting what they need. 
  • Meeting Attendance, so the weight on your shoulders is lifted at the meeting and you can attend as a PARENT.  Allowing Lisa to ask the hard questions and push for more support and services.  You are left to share stories and needs as support to requests.  
  • ​School communication, so you can make sure communication and agreements are documented so that there is no question down the line. 
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Coaching On-Demand

1:1 Coaching

Do you have a great school team that wants to work with you but you don't know what to ask for to better support your child? 

Set up a coaching session:

  • ​Review the IEP with Lisa, so she can ask questions and offer direction on appropriate supports and services.
  • Receive Lisa's notes after the coaching session, so you can refer back to them during your IEP meeting.  
  • Ask Lisa all your questions and brainstorm ideas​so you can go to the meeting armed with knowing the direction you should be heading.
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DIY Handbook

IEP Parent Workbook

This is a step-by-step guide to Lisa's method or working through an IEP, identifying needs, evidence, and creating questions to ask during the meeting. 

Inside, we'll show you:

  • How to create your vision and list, so you can make sure that the school provides data around your child's needs. 
  • Provide ways to collect data, so you can show up the meeting with your own evidence. 
  • ​Teach you how to write goalsso you can encourage the team to help push your child forward. 
  • Provide you with note taking sheets for the IEP meeting, so you will remain organized and make sure all of the agreements, changes, and notes that occurred during the meeting are accounted for in the final document. 
  • Access to a discounted coaching session with Lisa, so you can make sure you feel 100% confident to go to that meeting and advocate for your child. 
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Free IEP Checklist

Click The Button Below And Give Me Your Best Email Address To Get a checklist designed to make sure your child's IEP has everything it should.  Additionally you will be added my list for additional free tools and you will be the first to learn of special offers as they become available. 

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