Southeast Advocate Associates

Southeast Advocate Associates

Special Education Advocacy

in New England


Helping parents in New England give a future to their children with special needs

Southeast Advocate Associates helps families of children with special needs in steering through the complicated network of education, medical and legal systems to obtain adequate and appropriate educational services for their children in both public and private schools.

Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Assists families, school personnel and other professionals in communication and coordination of services.
  • Interprets assessments regarding the child's educational needs
  • Provides educational planning
  • Crafts IEPs, IFSPs, 504 plans, Health care plans with parents and professionals
  • Trains parents in advocating for their child
  • Performs school program visits
  • Assist in negotiating an educational transfer from one state to another state
  • Work through the transition from child to adult services



Plainville, MA 02762


Tel: (508) 272-0010

Fax: 1(774) 827-3010



Services for Families

Case Management

SEA serves as case manager, facilitating communication between the family, school personnel and other professionals.

  • Establish a single contact point to coordinate care, communication and implementation of services
  • Referrals for additional services to other professionals

Case Assessment

  • Documentation review
  • Assessment interpretation
  • School observations
  • Educational placement site visits


Southeast Advocate Associates is available to provide coaching in the following areas: 

  • parenting
  • family relationships

Educational Advocacy

  • Prepare and discuss strategies to address the needs of the child
  • Negotiate appropriate services and programs for the child
  • Prepare IEPs and IFSPs with parents and educators
  • Review, critique and supply contributions to the development of IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Attend school meetings with parents

Crisis Intervention

  • Provide support to family in times of emergency such as hospitalization, arrest or breakdown
  • Strategize plan with family and professionals to address follow-up needs
  • Recommend and refer professional resources

Transition Planning

  • Supply parents with recommendations for their child's transition plan to adult services
  • Draft a transition plan for the child with the parents and school personnel
  • Recommend community resources for transition to adult services
  • Assist family in preparing the transition for a child to move in a family relocation event

Parent Training

  • On-going training of parents about their educational rights and responsibilities under state and federal laws, effective techiniques for working with school systems, and other bureaucratic systems
  • On-going consultation and coaching of parents in techniques of working with their child

Services for Professionals

Special Education Advocate Coaching

With the vast experience of Southeast Advocate Associates, its staff is available to provide coaching to individuals interested in advocating for children with special needs.  SEA is able to provide information and guidance in the following areas:

  • The ethics of an advocate
  • The role and responsibilities of an advocate
  • Case Preparation
  • Documentation management
  • Strategies and tactics for working within the bureaucratic systems of education, law, medical and social services.
  • Case consultation
  • IEPs, 504 plans and Health Care Plans
  • TEAM Meetings
  • Transition Planning
  • and more

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin


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