Partnering With You to Assure Your Student's Educational Success
Lindner Education Consultants works with parents, schools and community groups to help them ensure all children receive the free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment as mandated by the law.
We help parents with a range of services, beginning with assisting in the process of qualifying a child, either with unidentified learning challenges or with an already diagnosed special need, for special education services. We can help parents advocate for testing provided by the public school system or refer them to independent testing resources, if the system's assessment is inadequate, disputed or refused . Once a child has identified special education needs, we educate parents on the services mandated by law and help them advocate for those services for their child with the school system in a collaborative way and assist parent in organizing the documentation needed to obtain services. We help families with children who require special education as a result of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, apraxia, dyslexia or other learning disabilities, or emotional/intellectual or health impairments.
We will also prepare families for meetings to create or discuss individualized education plans (IEPs) or 504 plans. This includes helping families understand testing results and other communication, prioritizing support materials, proposing goals and accommodations, and providing and rehearsing strategies for the meeting. We will accompany families to IEP, 504 and teacher meetings as well. We will also work with families to enable their students to understand the services to which they are entitled under their IEP or 504 plans and to advocate for themselves.
We offer in-service training for teachers to understand how to communicate more effectively with families and students regarding special education needs and how they are being met in the classroom and assist them in developing ways to collaborate with families to provide support to and self-advocacy from special education students. We can help schools and families find common ground and develop mutually acceptable solutions during IEP/504 meetings and identify strategies that work with their students. We can also help schools explain the specifics and terminology of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in terms that parents will understand.
For Parent/Teacher Organizations, religious organizations, advocacy groups, or other communities, we provide a seminar on the basics of special education we call "The ABCs of IEPs." We can also customize presentations to meet your organization's needs and interests.