July 15, 2021
IEP Help STL helps parents and caregivers of special needs students learn the basics of IEP processes and gives tools to self-advocate and collaborate with schools to assist in the education of their special needs and unique learners.
“These parents and caregivers need someone to coach them in self-advocating as well as how to collaborate with the school to overcome what can be contentious situations. In the special education world, students must qualify services to receive and IEP, an Individualized Education Plan. The system is complicated, and it is emotional and overwhelming for parents… I am a Master IEP Coach® and am the parent of a special needs student who has had a difficult and at times adversarial relationship with schools, so I can relate. All parents deserve help in the Special Education arena, especially those who cannot afford it,” said, Francis.
The WomensNet Mini Grant funds will assist Francis with supplementing her sliding scale fees, maintaining the IEP Help STL website, offering additional one-on-one workshops for parents and promotional items.
It will also pay for maintaining my website, offering additional one workshops for parents, and promotional items.