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Welcome to LISTON ADVOCATES  I work with Families who struggle with obtaining Special Education Services and who would like Solutions to the stress and frustration the process brings to their lives.

Do you feel like no one understands what you’re going through and that you’re all alone?  Are your child and your family suffering, because you don’t know where to find help?  Do you feel like the school district is giving you more obstacles than answers?  If you answered YES to any of these, I have the solution.

Advocating For Your Child With Special Needs

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/specialneedstalkradio/2012/04/06/the-inclusive-class On Friday, April 6th I was interviewed by Nicole Eredics and Teri Mauro on Blog Talk Radio, The Inclusive Class. Please follow the link to listen to the interview where I shared some strategies for success on advocating for your child with special needs.

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Request A Draft IEP

Often times, families feel intimidated when they arrive at an IEP meeting to be met with a handful of documents, assessments and charts which tell them how much progress their child is making and that their services should be reduced or eliminated! This weeks Advocacy Empowerment Video Tip of the Week teaches parents how to […]

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Advocacy Empowerment Video: Why You Should Write A Letter of Understanding

Writing a letter of understanding is an effective and powerful tool parents can use to document a conversation or a meeting. It establishes a timeline for resolving issues while also allowing for clarity of misunderstandings and provides a platform for clarifying each person’s position or understanding. Watch the video and feel free to post a […]

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Advocacy Empowerment Video Question of The Week: What Is Prior Written Notice??

I received several questions this week in regard to Prior Written Notice, so this weeks’s video focuses on breaking down what your rights are as outlined in the IDEA. Each week I will answer a question from families all over the country.  If you would like to be featured in my video question of the […]

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Advocacy Empowerment Video of The Week: Evaluations

This week’s question comes from Jaime D in Orlando, FlA.  Jamie’s daughter will be evaluated due to difficulties with reading and writing and Jaime would like to know what to expect from the evaluation process. Each week I will answer a question from families all over the country.  If you would like to be featured […]

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Advocacy Empowerment Video question of The Week

Each week I will answer a question from families all over the country.  If you would like to be featured in my video question of the week, send me an email at Info@ListonAdvocates.com – I’d love to hear from you!! Just click on the link below to view this week’s video:

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100 Rules of Advocacy Empowerment

1. Get a comprehensive evaluation completed ( It’s an investment not an expense) 2. Understand what tests are being used and what they measure. 3. Be the expert on your child 4. Be the expert on your child’s disability 5. Combine #’s 2 & 3!! Be thorough! 6. Admit this wasn’t part of your  “someday, […]

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Paying it Forward

Welcome new friends, family and subscribers! Well, it definitely took longer than I expected, but it was worth the wait!  Liston Advocates and the Advocacy Empowerment System are LIVE!  I’m so excited to share this with you, and I am so grateful to so many people who have helped me get here  that I want to ‘Pay […]

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