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Advocacy Services are beginning to be offered in partnership with professionals in communities we have reach into. If you are a parent or guardian of a student on the Autism Spectrum (or suspect your child is on the spectrum), please contact us to request our help. If you are not in one of our current communities, you still may be eligible for reimbursement for services you obtain elsewhere. As we worked to provide advocacy throughout the COVID pandemic, we found that we can deliver most of our services remotely; allowing us to service families throughout the United Stated.

To request services, please email us at contact@tablewarcharties.org with the following information:

Use email subject "Request for Advocacy Services"

  • Child’s first name, age, & grade
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) names and best contact method
  • Primary concern from parents or guardians

How do we Help families?

This is a great question... We have developed an approach that is creating extremely meaningful results for the student and their family.

Here is a summary of what we do:

  • We start by talking to the student's parents or guardians. Asking about the child's strengths and weaknesses, any challenges or concerns, and any past successes with the child's education.
  • We have trained professionals review any existing documentation such as physician diagnosis, school evaluations, any existing IEP (Individual Education Plan) documents, and any other outside evaluations or summaries.
  • Our professionals observe the student (often remotely... ideally, we see the child both inside and outside of a classroom environment).
  • We create a short report summarizing our understanding of the child with the goal of including 3-5 key recommendations for specific services or resources that might help the student.
  • If the parents/guardians are not comfortable asking for these services or resources directly, we send a non-adversarial advocate into an IEP meeting to help the parents request the services or resources.

We have also utilized our findings to help secure non-school related services as well. Throughout the process, it is important to us that our involvement be constructive and not destructive to any relationships between the student and parents with the school as we know both the child and parent may be walking onto that school campus for a number of years and we do not want that experience to be difficult or uncomfortable for anyone.

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