Our mission is simple: We protect and advocate for the educational rights of and disadvantaged youth and children with disabilities.
Our goal is to identify children, especially those who have disabilities or any kind of disadvantage, and to give them a voice in their educational journey. We work closely with parents, especially those who are parents of a child who may have challenges or disabilities, to make sure their child receives the services and support they need in order to be successful in school. Families who suspect or have children who have been identified with a variety of needs are entitled by both federal and state law to recieve accommodations and supports in school to ensure they have the same opportunities as all children.
How we achieve this goal:
- Ensuring that all children receive the free and appropriate education they are entitled to through state and federal law
- Fostering academic progress and growth for children who may have only previously known frustration or failure
- Helping children discover their strengths so they can lead more fulfilling lives and make a successful transition into adulthood