There are so many reasons why you need an Advocate but one we've been told repeatedly is that the school does not take the time to explain what is available. It’s not that the school-based team is deliberately withholding information, but it can certainly feel that way.
Another reason is that sometimes school staff are ignorant of what is appropriate. They may provide outdated or misinformed policies and procedures believing that they are being helpful.
Another reason you need an Advocate is to help you stay focused on the objective. Parents can become emotional, after all it’s your precious child they are describing!
You have the right to make known all your concerns and to have each one of them adequately addressed by the school team.
Together we can get everything your child needs in order to be successful in school and beyond.