An educational advocate, also known as a parent advocate, child advocate, student advocate, or independent advocate, assists parents of students with disabilities in navigating the complex world of special Scree Shot of Facilitative Advocacy Brochureeducation. For a fee, professional advocates provide information, guidance and support throughout the IEP process to encourage decisions that meet the needs of the student. This guide, developed by CADRE, will assist parents in:

  • Asking interview questions that will help get an understanding of an advocate’s approach to providing support
  • Connecting with parent centers in their state
  • Connecting with additional sources of information about advocacy