SERVICES

 

Special Education Continues During Virtual and Hybrid Learning

Here to Advocate for you and your child during the

COVID-19 Crisis to

Navigate the Intricacies of the Special Education Process  for Distance Learning and Beyond 

Free Initial Consultation

COVID-19 CRISIS GUIDANCE

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC is offering guidance regarding the impact of current New Jersey distance learning directives on students with special needs. We can work with you on a distance learning plan to meet your child's challenges arising from this unprecedented time.

GUIDANCE FOR ALL TIMES

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC is committed to delivering support to parents through effective advocacy and coaching so you can attend IEP and 504 Plan meetings with knowledge and confidence.

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC can assist you to understand and successfully navigate your way through every stage of the special education and accommodations process from early intervention in pre-school, to elementary school through high school and then young adults from college through graduate school seeking higher education accommodations. Services include, but are not limited to, the those on the following page. If you do not find your specific issue listed, please contact us to seek assistance.

DISCLAIMER: Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC provides only advocacy and consulting services. If a family cannot reach an agreement with a school, Ms. Bass can refer you to a New Jersey licensed attorney. Using the services of Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC does not create an attorney client relationship.

BEYOND THE INITIAL  CONSULT:

IN-DEPTH IEP/504 PLAN & DISTANCE LEARNING CONSULTATION SPECIAL - $127

Concerned about your child's progress in the Distance Learning environment or whether your child's IEP or 504 Plan is meeting their needs or not being implemented?

Then, reach out for this consultation special, including:

  • Document review, including IEP/504 Plan, evaluation reports

  • Feedback discussion of recommendations for action

Payment by credit card, Google Pay or Cash App.​ Payment Plan available.

DISCLAIMER: Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC provides only advocacy and consulting services. If a family cannot reach an agreement with a school, Ms. Bass can refer you to a New Jersey licensed attorney. Using the services of Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC does not create an attorney client relationship.

 

PHILOSOPHY FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC helps parents across New Jersey with a child who has special needs secure appropriate quality special education services (FAPE) meeting their child’s unique needs to prepare them for a happy, productive, independent life, to the greatest degree possible.

Like all parents, you strive to have your child receive a valuable education. You may recognize that your child is struggling in school and how your child is learning is not working well or your child may already be receiving special education services but your child’s distinctive needs are not being met.

 

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC understands, however, that you can feel overwhelmed and exasperated with the special education and accommodations complex process and procedures. Similarly, finding your way through complicated channels in post-secondary education and training, and testing can be daunting, especially for the first time, with far less institutional support than students had in primary and secondary education. We recognize if you do not know the systems, you are unable, consequently, to form the necessary tactics and skills for effective advocacy.

 

But Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC is here to help!

 

You are entitled to and responsible along with the school district for developing an appropriate individualized educational plan for your child with special needs enabling them to progress from grade to grade.

 

Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC seeks to inform and encourage you to become capable partners with your school in formulating your child's education and future. We offer a range of support from guiding and coaching you to actively participating at meetings with you.

Therefore, we invest time in understanding your concerns and priorities for your child and have you involved with your child’s educational planning. We produce the best ways of working with your school using a child-centered approach and then engage with purpose to drive the results you want for your child.

 

 

ABOUT

Liane Bass
Non-attorney Advocate
Founder and President

Liane Bass founded Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC to act as an advocate providing families, children and young adults with special needs across New Jersey with strategies and services for academic and social success in a student-centered context. Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC works with families to understand and successfully navigate their way through every stage or portions as needed of the special education process and higher education accommodations procedures employing effective advocacy and collaborative relationship techniques.

Liane brings her depth of experience in advocacy, law, and higher education to focus on the individual and unique needs of each student. She considers strongly that generating a collaborative working environment for families and school districts/post-secondary institutions results in the student receiving an appropriate education during early learning, elementary and secondary school years and supportive services during college and graduate school years.  Students will consequently be ready for advanced education/training, employment and independent living.

Throughout her professional career, Liane has been passionate about social justice issues and worked on behalf of those who are underrepresented. While a law school student, she studied with and was mentored by Michael Perlin, an internationally-recognized expert on mental disability law, and worked as a research assistant focused on rights of and advocacy for persons with disabilities. Her experience with Special Education Law was bolstered after law school by assisting on portions of the ground breaking accommodations case, Bartlett v. New York State Board of Law Examiners, requiring reasonable accommodations to a law school student sitting for the New York State bar exam.

Liane was a staff attorney for Adult Protective Services in the Office of Legal Affairs at the Human Resources Administration of the City of New York. She ensured protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, including, among other things, by having guardians appointed to safeguard their homes and prevent eviction, providing consultation services, and training agency staff to better serve clients. 

Thereafter, Liane assumed the position as Senior Administrator of the Mental Disability Law Program at New York Law School which trained attorneys, law school students, mental health professionals and advocates. She played an integral part in expanding and managing program development initiatives to grow from 4 courses to a Master of Arts degree, advanced certificate, and joint JD and Master of Arts degree. Her other critical tasks included career advising and mentoring students as well as navigating through institutional processes to improve the quality of services on behalf of faculty and students.

Liane earned her BA in Law and Society at Binghamton University and her JD at New York Law School. She attended also the highly selective Institute of Special Education Advocacy at William & Mary Law School.

Launching Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC, Liane translates her experiences and passions into effectively advocating as a non-attorney advocate on behalf of children and young adults with special needs as well as their families to make an authentic difference in their lives.

DISCLAIMER: Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC provides only advocacy and consulting services. If a family cannot reach an agreement with a school, Ms. Bass can refer you to a New Jersey licensed attorney. Using the services of Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC does not create an attorney client relationship.

 

RESOURCES

DISCLAIMER: Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC provides only advocacy and consulting services. If a family cannot reach an agreement with a school, Ms. Bass can refer you to a New Jersey licensed attorney. Using the services of Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC does not create an attorney client relationship.

 

CONTACT

US

Email: specialneedsadvocacyassociates@gmail.com
Tel:  
862-277-0222

For Probono (Free) Services for low income families, see the Pro Bono NJ directory

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DISCLAIMER: Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC provides only advocacy and consulting services. If a family cannot reach an agreement with a school, Ms. Bass can refer you to a New Jersey licensed attorney. Using the services of Special Needs Advocacy Associates LLC does not create an attorney client relationship.

 

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