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Advocates in Special Education

Advocates Can Help Negotiate for Children with Disabilities

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Updated June 09, 2014

Downs Syndrome girl having speech therapy
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Advocates are individuals who work on behalf of people with disabilities to get needed services. They help students with learning disabilities and other disabilities as well. Advocates negotiate with schools and other service providers by offering opinions, conducting research, and by representing or coaching parents in IEP team meetings.

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