I’m going through the training now.  I can’t believe how much I now know I didn’t know!  After only 3 modules! …I will keep plugging away and I know this will help me advocate for him.



Karen is the reason my son has a chance. He was in third grade when I found her; I quickly 
joined The Academy and began looking through my son’s initial evaluation and IEP. It didn’t take long for me to see the many problems and violations; a week later, I emailed Karen asking for her help. She walked with me through his third-grade year while we forced the district to reevaluate him and craft an appropriate IEP that would serve his needs. Through this personal experience, I saw that it wasn’t just my child. Millions of children are passed along and underserved every day, not just as mine. So when the opportunity to take the inaugural 2- day intensive presented itself, I couldn’t pass it up. I few to Houston and emersed myself in everything IDEA, goals, accommodations…Etc. This experience learning from Karen was life-changing, I was not only able to leave a job that was no longer serving me, but I was able to get my children the services and compensatory time they deserve. Now I hope to do the same for others. 

Parent, Special Education Advocate

The Details: 


IN-PERSON Special Education Advocacy
2-Day Training for Families, Educators, and Leaders in the 504/IEP process.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m./CST

Day 1: Complete Special Education Advocate Bootcamp – Serving a Child
Day 2: Professional Special Education Advocate Training – Build Your Client Base (Must have taken Day 1 first)

Where: La Quinta by Wyndham – Channelview
5520 E. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, Texas 77015
Hotel Phone: (281) 452-4402

LIMITED Seats Available

Houston has two international airports, George Bush International Airport (IAH) and
Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU)

*If space is available alumni may attend at no cost.

Workshops start promptly at 8:00 a.m. daily. Attendees will be on their own for all meals.

There will be a limited number of attendees at each intensive. Please register as soon as possible.

*Registration is non-refundable but is transferable.