Be an Advocate for Your Child in School


Navigating school can be challenging at times for children, but it can also be a difficult time for parents. Have you ever had frustrating conversations with teachers or administration and felt like you were not being heard? It becomes even more difficult when your child may have a learning disorder, ADHD, developmental disability or a behavior problem.

You are an expert on your child and you can be your child’s best advocate.  The Education Law Center provides helpful tips to help you be an advocate for your child at school. It can be important to get involved, keep records, be prepared, use resources creatively, and follow up.

If you feel overwhelmed, there are organizations and advocates that can assist you. MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children of all abilities.