Advocacy Services

Advocacy Services – Inner Circle AdvocacyInner Circle Advocacy for Children (ICAC) provides advocacy services to families in the public school system who have children with special needs. We help parents secure appropriate educational programs and services for their children to reach positive educational outcomes. ICAC operates in Southern Maine, Seacoast New Hampshire and North Shore Massachusetts. Services are available for students from elementary through high school, until age 22.

ICAC works under the guidance of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the corresponding state regulations. We advocate for you and your child’s rights and help you navigate the special education process with more control. Our purpose is to ensure children with special needs receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), thereby improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

We offer a complimentary consultation to understand the issues you and your child are facing, and to answer any questions about our services. We would begin by providing an analysis of your child’s special education documents. A follow-up conference would then be scheduled to discuss next steps, as we move forward towards the goals that will ensure the rights of your child.

ICAC provides personalized support throughout the special education process. We invest time in understanding your concerns and priorities for your child. We have you involved as active participants.

Clients are active participants as we work to:

Help you with all necessary written communication
Assist you in obtaining appropriate evaluations
Help you communicate effectively with your school district
Present your case to your child’s educational team
Negotiate with you at IEP and 504 meetings
Help you determine appropriate placements and services for your child
Document your case notes for potential testimony
– Recommend a highly knowledgeable licensed attorney when a settlement is not possible

*We assist parents in understanding their legal rights and in advocating for their children with disabilities. We do not act as an attorney.

Contact us today for more information or to set up a free initial consultation.