The Advocacy Support Program provides up to $1000 in advocacy support grant assistance with a qualified special education advocate from the Advocacy Support Program List (“The List”). Families must meet the following requirements:
- Reside in Connecticut
- Student must have a current IEP or 504 Plan
- Family adjusted gross income (AGI) must be below 300% of the federal minimum poverty level (INSERT CHART)
Special Education Advocates provide knowledge, support, and guidance to families in need of assistance in the special education advocacy process. Advocates help families write letters, understand timelines, write better IEP goals, request testing, improve communication and advocacy skills, and more. They can attend meetings with you, or work behind the scenes. Special Education Advocates do not practice special education law and they cannot, in Connecticut, represent a family at a due process hearing.