It can be challenging and sometimes confusing to navigate the process of finding help for your child. It’s sometimes difficult for a layperson to understand the educational tests, terminology and rules that schools must follow. Some families choose to work with an educational advocate. This is someone with specialized experience in helping kids get the right services to help them learn their best.
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit membership organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and other professionals. COPAA members work to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education on behalf of the 7.1 million children with disabilities in America.
Search for an advocate in your state
Note: The results of my search for advocates in Georgia also included people from other states, so you may have to dig around in the list a little bit.