Phase 1: Advocacy

The “front-end”, build the framework of your case.

In Phase 1, the SLA Parent Support Team will:

  • Help you determine appropriate placements and services for your child
  • Assist you in obtaining appropriate expert evaluations
  • Help you communicate effectively with your local school district
  • Accompany you to the CSE Meeting
    • Present your case to the CSE team
    • Act as ‘eyes and ears’, taking contemporaneous notes for later, possible testimony
  • Accompany you to visit and evaluate the CSE-recommended programs
  • Help you formulate all necessary written communication with the CSE
  • Generate and submit a Request for Impartial Hearing to the local school board if needed


We understand the ends and outs of the Special Education Process.