School & Education Resources Program

Our School & Education Resources Program was founded in 2012 to provide legal advocacy, support, and consultation at no cost to Autism Tree families of children with disabilities. Low income and middle class families struggle to afford quality advocacy services.

All attorneys and advocates that participate in the program donate their time to Autism Tree so that the advocacy program can provide no-cost services to families.

Starting in 2020, Special Education Advocate Michelle McGowan began hosting Special Education Advocacy Workshops.
 The purpose of these Special Education Advocacy Workshops is to assist families in understanding the IEP process, reading test scores, asking for services and ensure that the school is meeting their obligation to meet the unique needs of each student and provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) as outlined in the IDEA 2004. We provide parents with valuable information pertaining to current topics in special education and common scenarios that families with special needs face in schools. Special Education Advocacy workshops allow parents to share their challenges and successes, get peer support, and collaborate on more effective ways to educate and advocate for
 our children.

Please contact the Autism Tree Team for referrals to the School & Education Resources for a free initial consultation in the area of special education law and advocacy. They are available to assist with:

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s)
  • 504 Plans
  • Educational Assessments
  • Resolution Conferences
  • Mediations
  • OAH Hearings
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • and more…

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