Our vision is to create opportunities for students with exceptional needs. The purpose of PASEN is to impact the lives of students with exceptional needs and help them succeed by creating educational opportunities through the use of online training, school-choice programs, and low-cost advocacy services.
PASEN’s mission as a 501(c)3 charity is to provide education, low-cost services, and support to families with exceptional students (gifted, 2E, and learning challenges) from preschool to adulthood.
Throughout this journey through the IEP process and advocating for my daughter, PASEN has been amazing in providing information and advice and cares about the families who ask questions and need resources. They provide affordable advocacy services. I am personally thankful to have found this platform for support.
Michelle and the group she has put together has been a Godsend for my family. There is such a need for her straightforward approach to advocacy and I am grateful she allowed me to nudge her into taking the leap in creating this tool for parents. It is quite incredible how quickly you get information no matter what state you are in! The information provided is second to none. My two children would not be where they are in if not for this group!
I just wanted to give a HUGE shout-out to Jackie and Michelle from PASEN. Both have been with me since the start of my CSE process. Michelle did a full review of all the school’s evals and what wonderful insight she brought to those tricky numbers! Jackie is my meeting advocate and together we kicked some butt yesterday during the meeting. It wasn’t showboating, yet calm, informative and by the book. Our school is not one to understand the laws re: Special Ed, so Jackie and I, schooled them! Out of the 6 of them and the 2 of us, let me be the first to confirm….persistence and research pays off!!! I pre-studied some rules/laws, asked valid questions, raised valid points and Jackie made sure they understood…they MUST follow the laws. We had solid data to prove my 2e son does qualify for an IEP and services. So, they were forced to reconvene and continue the meeting…because the chairperson hadn’t a single clue along w/the others! I have no doubt that although the school has beaten me in a couple of battles in prior years (son denied IEP -pre=advocacy), they will NOT win the war! Thank you PASEN for you professionalism, dedication and knowledge to help parents of deserving children, get what they need!!! (BTW…this is the BEST birthday present ever Jackie!) 🥰 **If you haven’t found advocacy yet, I highly recommend you hire these two amazing ladies!
Jo Ann H.
Very helpful. Quickly answered my question and gave advice that helped. Very thankful for the help in navigating this
An amazing group that assist hundreds of people for FREE. They really don’t have to offer this exceptional benefit just for simply liking a page. This page is an asset that is invaluable to us who fight to get our kids what they deserve so they can get an equitable education to their peers.
I love the resources available on this site!! The advice and assistance provided by Michelle at PASEN has been invaluable. Her fact based data and knowledge has made my life a lot brighter with hope!! I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, finally! I wish I had found her sooner! I would, without a doubt, refer this organization! Affordable, knowledgeable and understanding of whatever the circumstance may be! I would even go as far as to say, I have a new friend. Thank you Michelle, for everything!
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Prompt whenever support is needed. PASEN truly seems to want to help other’s and never makes you feel like you are helpless or at other people’s mercy. If you have questions or need help navigating the special education system, you’ve come to the right place so be confident when choosing your membership with PASEN…..become the greatest advocate you can be for your loved one(s) with exceptional needs!
I truly appreciate this group. I have gotten so much helpful information in the few weeks since I have joined. If it were not for this group I would not have had the knowledge and courage and statistics I took with me to my child’s meeting. I love that because of this group I was able to stand up for myself and my child. I am going to become a member so I can continue to learn more and be a more knowledgeable person and not have to rely on others and spend a fortune on an advocate when I can spend a little and advocate for myself. Please keep up the great work you are doing, you are very much appreciated😍 Knowledge is power and you help give us power by giving us the knowledge we need in a much easier way.
I want to give a big shout out to (PASEN)!!! I did a phone consult and had them review an old triennial report. I received amazing notes on my report that allowed me to understand all the issues and inconsistancies. The phone consult I used to review the report and help me prepare for my IEP meeting. I received every service I asked for including ESY and compensatory services. The phone consult gave me so much confidence and backup materials I needed to present to the school. Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much. I am so glad I joined this group. It's been amazing and uplifting.
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