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AdvocacyNJ

Princeton, NJ | http://www.advocacynj.com
Joined in April 2019

About Us

AdvocacyNJ is working to:

 provide advocacy services to families to ensure their children are being provided a free appropriate education;

  • Guidance in navigating the special education process
  • Consultation with service providers, CST, teachers, parents
  • IEP and/or 504 Plan Review (previous, current, proposed)
  • Evaluation record review
  • Meeting with child to discuss disability, accommodations, or advocacy plan
  • Assistance with drafting letters and emails 
  • Attendance at meetings or appointments 
  • Travel time

provide a resource library with self advocacy resources, educational, and clinical resources for the state of NJ;

Development of log-in resource library, Categories would include:

  • Template letters
  • Videos to explain special ed concepts
  • Breaking down the laws (federal and NJ)
  • Topic divided categories (ASD, ADHD, Reading Disabilities, etc.)

The goal being that parents can self-advocate with the information provided. 

 provide scholarships for diagnostic and/or clinical evaluations, educator training;

 Scholarship applications created to provide the opportunity to have financial assistance for evaluations and/or training for professionals. Recipients will be screened by executive director and final decisions by board members. 

 provide and/or sponsor educational training workshops for families and professionals.

 Develop the following workshops to provide on an ongoing basis: advocating for the special needs child (4-6 week series). How to start a SEPAC in your school (3 week) series- Also, other workshops with qualified professionals offered as able. 

AdvocacyNJ is working to:

 provide advocacy services to families to ensure their children are being provided a free appropriate education;

  • Guidance in navigating the special education process
  • Consultation with service providers, CST…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties

Location

  • 707 Alexander Road
    Suite 208
    Princeton, NJ 08540

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