Children Are the Future, Let us Advocate for their Educational Needs

We are Parents and Professionals of children  with different abilities. Have an IEP, need additional support, we can help.

About Us

Dedicated Educational Advocates

 “As a parent, you are your child's best education advocate, whether he/she may have Special needs or need additional support—until he/she is old enough, fully informed and knowledgeable to speak up for themselves”. You know your child's strengths, challenges and skills better than anyone else and you can help identify and impel for the resources and services your child needs to succeed. Our Advocates can assist you in securing education services, advise you on the status of your child’s case and also about the expected outcome based upon an analysis of the facts and the law. However, you the parent remain the ultimate decision maker with regard to your child’s educational planning.

Children with special needs are usually entitled to receive auxiliary services or accommodations through the public schools. Whether they may need additional time on test, questions read aloud to, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Assistive Technology to enhance their writing abilities, we at NYAdvocates4Kids are here for you. Federal law mandates that every child receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment possible. Children with special needs are entitled rights to services in school under federal and state laws.


Our job as Education Advocates are for the purpose/s of providing :

  • Quality consultations and comprehensive educational assistance to school age children Pre K-12th grade who attend Private, Parochial or Charter schools as well as Homeschool and State approved Non-Public Schools (regardless of home address). 
  • Our Advocates stay updated in the field by getting rigorous training and instruction through workshops, conferences, and continuing education programs. 
  • Assist you in finding your child(s) abilities in this complex education system so they can flourish academically by developing strategies to navigate the Department of Education Special Education system. Our Advocates fully understand the stress and enervation one can endure throughout this process because we have walked in your shoes. 
  • A member from our team will be right by your side, whether you have an IEP meeting, CPSE/CSE meeting, School meeting/ conference, etc. We are here to give you the encouragement and assistance your child deserves to be successful in school.  

Your child will know that they have someone who believes in them and who is there for them by advocating for their educational needs. 


OUR STAFF


Our staff facilitates with children who have IEP’s, 504 Plans, Requesting additional Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) or Related Services, whose obligations are not adequately met through the Department of Education.

If you have a child with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD or ADHD, LD, etc, you’ve come to the right place with our informative and extensive team to help. We will provide educational support in assisting parents in meeting the requisites of their child/children education and enhancing parents' role as the primary influence.

Specializing

  • Specializing in IEP’s; assisting in writing a proper IEP that meets child/children needs
  • 504 Plans
  • Assistive technology
  • Related Services
  • SETSS (Special Education Teacher Supporrt Services)
  • Preparation for due process hearing, mediation and dispute resolution.
  • Assisting homeless children educational needs and their rights 
  • Advocating and Educating Parents of children who have been classified with one of the 13 disability classifications under the IDEA Law including Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. In addition to Specializing in assisting with the process of Homeschooling and Home Instruction.

Affiliations

-Member of COPAA( Council of Parents, Attorney’s and Advocates)


-  Wrightslaw- Yellow Pages for Kids


- Member of LDA( Learning Disabilities Association of America)


- Member of HSLDA( Homeschool Legal Defense Association)


- Member of ParentalRights.Org (Protecting Children by Empowering Parents) 


- State Certified Parent Member of the IEP Team

 

The  Parent Member is a Certified member of the State that supports a parent of a child and the process of The Committee on Special Education (CSE)/Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Development. Specializing in procedures and regulations, as well as how to promote the parent's understanding and participation. 


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NYAdvocates4Kids

641 Lexington Ave - 13th Floor, New York NY 10022

Email- FSifontes@nyadvocates4kids.com
Office- (212) 457-1635
Fax- (212) 409-8688

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed