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When you sign up with PASEN.org, you will enjoy the benefits of these services and products. For bigger discounts and more comprehensive services, consider signing up for a paid membership. Our paid memberships begin at $35 / year.
The PASEN Observer – Monthly Newsletter: Our monthly newsletter will give you information specific to the exceptional student community. Every month, you will receive stories about special education and gifted trends.
Monthly ZOOM Meetings at $5/session: At least once a month, our advocates host an online ZOOM meeting where they will answer your questions and give you specific tips to help you in your IEP process. You’ll get access to these valuable meetins for just $5/session.
15-minute phone consultation: If you have a quick question or need some fast guidance, you can call one of our experienced advocates and receive a consultation up to 15 minutes free of charge. When your 15 minutes have elapsed, you can continue your consultation at $125/hour.
All Advocacy services at $125/hour. For a detailed description of all advocacy services offer, please look at each Membership level.
Bronze Membership: $35/YEAR
All Free Services: When you upgrade to a Bronze membership for just $35/year, you will enjoy all the benefits of a FREE Membership which includes a monthly copy of The PASEN Newsletter, Access to our exclusive online community The Park, and a 15-minute phone consultation
ZOOM Meetings FREE: At least once a month, our advocates host an online ZOOM meeting where they will answer your questions and give you specific tips to help you in your IEP process. You’ll get access to these valuable meetings at no additional cost to you.
ALL Bronze Advocacy Services at $35 (a savings of 72% off our full price)
Research: Our knowledgeable advocates can find the information you are needing that is speific to your needs and your state, but that research takes time. You will be charged $35/hour to do research on your case and give you the information you will need to best help you in whatever way we can.
Consultation: If you need educational advice, you can make an appointment to speak directly with one of our advocates. Many questions can be answered with a simple phone call and a description of your situation. Our advocates can evaluate your situation and give you the best advice moving forward.
Emails: We can write emails to the school/district on your behalf or we can format an email template that you can use for your specific case that will help you in the IEP/504 process.
Records Review: If you provide us with any school or educational testing results, we will review these records and offer our opinion about what to do in your situation. Our advocates can interpret assessment and psychometric testing results to give you a better overall picture of what your child needs in an educational setting.
IEP/504 Coaching: Our advocates will explain in detail how the IEP/504 process works and offer advice about what to say in your child’s IEP meeting. Our information is based on the law and guidance from the government and district entities. We will advise you on what to say and when to say it so you can advocate for your child successfully.
Silver Membership: $150/YEAR
When you sign up as a Silver member, you will receive all the benefits of a free membership and a bronze membership at the same low prices.
Plus, you will also receive Silver services for $60/hour (52% savings) which includes:
Attend IEP Meetings: Our advocate will join you in your IEP meeting virtually via phone, ZOOM, or Meet. Your personal advocate will help you during your meeting to make sure that your child gets the servives that he/she requires and is entitled to under the law.
State Complaint: Sometimes the school or district has done something that requires you to file a state complaint. Our advocates can help you format your state complaint so you have a better chance of getting the result you are looking for. This may include writing emails or writing letters to your state department of education asking for services or compensation for missed services.
OCR Complaint: When the school has violated your civil rights or the civil rights of your child, we will help you to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.
Mediation: Offen a state agency will require a school and a parent to go through mediation before filing due process. PASEN can help with mediation and give you recommendations for next steps.
Gold Membership: $250/YEAR
When you sign up as a Gold member, you will receive all the benefits of a free membership, a bronze membership, and a silver membership at the same low prices. You will also receive the Gold service for $85/hour (a savings of 32%)
Assist with Due Process: We cannot represent you in a court as none of our advocates practice law, but we can guide you and help lead you in what to say if you face a judge in a due process case. Due process cases are very complex and have specific procedures and policies that must be followed if you have a chance to win. We will help guide you through those procedures and help you to feel confident to advocate for your own child.
I feel the gray hair already, lol. Wow. I am overwhelmed yet I am very appreciative of your assistance.
Thank you for stating it (the group). I haven’t been in long, but I really appreciated it!
Thank you MIchelle you helped me last year. I was new and nervous. Thanks to you inspired me to be a lawyer. So I will be able to help other parents. It’s thanksgiving so thank you for inspiring.
I am kinda new to this group and it has been such a blessing. I am learning so much!! Thank you for all you do!!
Hi Michelle. I just want to say hello and tell you I greatly appreciate all the information and supports that you have shared through your Fb groups.
Michelle excellent info
These links do have a lot of info it’s helping me to understand.
Thank you so much for this! I feel good about my decision to homeschool but on occasion have my doubts when I get input from others. Ok, I’ll breathe a bit now & reassure myself I’m doing the right things for us. 🙂 Thanks again!
I have only been in this group for a little while and have found so much support and help. Thank you for everything <3
First I want to thank you for the group. It has been heaven sent!!! I have been so overwhelmed and it has been so nice to join a group and ask questions and get so much feedback from everyones experiences.
Thank you so much! You are beyond helpful! I want to cry but I know I can come here for a wealth of information.
Thanks for all your help you’re amazing <3
Michelle you are an amazing person. Where you get the time and energy to do all the things you do, I will never know! You and this group has helped me so much. I would not be at the point I am at without the knowledge I gained here. The research and documentation you find for people is gold
I am so thankful for you all as we can’t do it alone…
Thank YOU! I have learned so much!
I wanted to say thank you all. After 3 years we won our IEP fight with the school and my son is going to finally be receiving services. Additionally we were about to get them to use the label neurological disability versus emotionally disturbed. I couldn’t have done it without the information here!
You are Amazing! Thank you for all your information!!
I hope I can buy you lunch someday! I can’t wait to follow you and to to as many meetings as possible <3 thank you so much <3 You have been an absolute angel.
You’ve helped me so much! Thank you for giving me so much time! I have learned so much over the last 3 1/5 years, but it is a never ending learning process for parents.
Michelle and thank you this group has been very helpful and makes me feel, much less alone.
This is a very helpful group!! Thanks for the awesome job that you do and for supporting and sharing your knowledge with special needs parents!!
You are an awesome person.
You, Michelle, are a priceless resource and an incredible inspiration to advocate ourselves. Thank you for what you do for us!!!
Michelle thank you!!!!!!
Ok Thanks sooo much. Your Awesome I’m grateful of all your responses and I do read them all. Thanks again 🙂
Michelle you have been so helpful you have no idea I feel so blessed to found this group!!!
You are such an inspiration and wealth of information!
Michelle thank you for all your time & hard work! Already found helpful info. The links are awesome. It’s helping me become a better advocate and make sure his IEP is solid for next year.
I don’t even know you personally and I still know you are also a mom who works very hard to share everything she has learned to help other families advocate for their own children.
Michelle Thanks for all that you do, btw! People need as much good information as possible.
Hi all. I want to take a time out and say thank you to Michelle and this group for helping me and guiding me with my kiddos with regards to their IEP. On my last post, I was asking for advice on how to get a school to let me observe a classroom and was denied. I was also not in agreement with the proposed placement (FAPE) offered to my 3yr old at her initial IEP meeting. I was also not in agreement with the speech and language evaluations. I am truly thankful for Michelle being so resourceful and sharing information that helped me to continue to advocate for my daughter.
My daughter should have started preschool a month ago, but we are still working some things out. I received a letter from the school district over the weekend stating that they would allow me to go and observe the classroom requested, would pay for the IEE in Speech and Language and then have another IEP meeting to discuss the results. This is progress guys and for this I am grateful.
Because of your live session (in the FB group) I went back to the IEP team and ended up signing consent for my son to get a psycho educational evaluation. My husband was sitting near me and heard you say my name and my questions and somehow “hearing” your voice to tell us your advice really stuck with him more! So thank you!
Thank you so much for the IEE letter from Klimkowitz and now for AESA Visual Impairment (blog post) which I will read now. The school has refused to look at this case as VI because they say VI is the same as Legally Blind. I never agreed and (another agency) also said VI is a much broader umbrella than Legally Blind. Legally Blind is the criteria for the district to get free services from the (agency). I know the district just wants to deny he is both VI and OHI because they do not want to find any services for VI.
Thank you so much for reminding me he has multiple disabilities. You are so wonderful! Thanks for your help from the bottom of my heart. To me you are an angel and I have never met you! Thank you for creating this group.
I am a member of COPAA. I have won Due process/Mediation in Boston, MA without an attorney. I am a member of several Trauma and Special Education groups AND STILL only after learning and CONTINUING to learn from Michelle am I able to excel and understand and make the educational world better place for my child and others. If you want to advocate for your child, join AESA it will be the best investment you make for your child and it will save you loads of time and stress. With Michelle’s exceptional knowledge, gifts, and on hands experience I feel like I hit the IEP advocacy lottery.