JOINNOW (3) Dear Special Needs Parent, I asked you... What are you most worried about when school starts back in the Fall? A. My child will get lost in the new class/routine B. My child's teachers won't read their IEP C. Nobody will "get" my child Your answers were overwhelmed with fear for what is going to happen next school year.  After 20 years of advocacy, I can tell you with certainty, living in fear of your child's school day is not going to help your child enjoy their learning experience.  In fact, when fear, worry, and negativity surround your child's education, the joy of learning is sucked right out of their day. The great thing  is that more than 80% of the concerns that you have for your child's school day can be solved with specific, proactive, actions that you can take starting August 1st.  In the Special Needs Education Help Center, I am dedicating the ENTIRE month of August to helping special needs parents build a better school year for their child. When you enroll in the Special Needs Education Help Center, you will learn:  August 1st-31st
  • Connecting with Your Child’s New Team Effectively
  • Writing the Intro Letter Nobody Taught You About to Help Teachers GET Your Child
  • Email Vs Paper Vs Phone Communication Vs Meetings & How to Use Each
  • How to Properly Use Your Child’s IEP to Get Results from DAY ONE of School
  • Why Some Teachers Help Your Child and Some Hurt
  • Engaging Your Child’s IEP Team to Read the IEP & Make It Happen
  • Checklists to Know if Your Child is in the Right Placement/Program
  • Conquering the Fear of the New Team Not Knowing Your Child
  • Feel Confident Your Child Won’t Get Lost in Their New Routine
  • Bullying 101 & How the IEP Can Help
  • What to Do When the Teachers & Therapists Aren’t Hired Yet
  • Get a Routine Fast for Your Child for Less Meltdowns & Increase SAFETY
  • Disability Awareness Talks with Gen Ed Kids and How To Get Through
These steps and this level of support will NOT be taught anywhere else and will ONLY be available within the Special Needs Education Help Center.  At this time, enrollment for the Special Needs Education Help Center is OPEN, but enrollment will close when full.   When you enroll in the Special Needs Education Help Center, you will also receive:
  • Support from day one of enrollment on how to help your child learn more
  • Specific steps from TODAY until August 1st on how to help your child learn this summer
  • Your special education questions answered about YOUR child
  • Direct communication & advocacy help with Catherine through the help center
  • Access to the IEP Advocacy VAULT with all the videos, checklists, and letter templates you need to be your child's BEST advocate
Join The Special Needs Education Help Center Today and Get Instant Access to the Special Education Help You Need Starting RIGHT NOW & Prepare Yourself for the BEST School Year Possible All Access to Special Needs Education Help & EXCLUSIVE MONTHLY CLASSES for only $27 month to month membership download Your Special Education Help Center membership is month to month…If you join on the 5th of the month, you will be automatically billed on the 5th of the next month, unless you cancel.
  See What Other Parents Have to Say about The Special Needs Education Help Center: “I feel this amazing sense of empowerment having you in my corner. I’m kicking myself for bit doing this sooner, but I’m absorbing as much as I can!!!” – Karen “Hi Catherine, Just wanted to let you know that the meeting went REALLY well! We went with a 504 for one son, which I agreed with. They accepted ALL of my (our) recommendations for accommodations. They actually added a couple more minor accommodations for the both of them. They decided to keep the IEP in place for my other son. I didn’t have to say a word! This is the FIRST time I ever felt like the special Ed team was advocating for my kids. I’m so happy!! Thank you for all your help again! ??!” “There’s so much information in here that I didn’t know existed. I thought I knew it all, but now I know where to start to get real change in my child’s IEP.” -Proud Mom of a Middle Schooler “Want to share an outstanding advocates information. If you EVER need or even think you need help, some guidance or an advocate that really understands the special needs community I highly recommend Catherine Whitcher. Even though we live in an outstanding school district and have had little no issues with getting ANYTHING our son needs, we joined. Catherine and her years of experience are a wealth of knowledge that we can all use at one time or another. Sometimes it’s just really nice to have a little “help” in your back pocket heading into an IEP meeting. Catherine helps and guides families ALL over the country. LOVE her special education help. -Debbie “Packing a backpack for Nate to start his new school tomorrow. Looking forward to him being educated in a creative and calm environment. Thanks, Catherine Whitcher.” -Tina “My advice to anyone who is to never participate in an IEP or special education discussion without you on their team. EVER….” -Vicky  
cropped-13432367_1699679140282557_3302230313078327767_n-1.jpgCatherine Whitcher, M.Ed has been an IEP advocate for over 20 years.  Beginning her career as a certified special education teacher, Catherine experienced the broken school system from the inside.  She taught children by day and coached parents by night on how to get the best education for their child. Her advocacy practice grew quickly and she made the tough decision to leave the classroom knowing she could help more children get the education they needed by educating special needs parents on how the system works.  Catherine has a brother with Down syndrome and is a mom to two wonderful daughters.  She believes every special needs parent is their child's BEST advocate and is dedicated to preparing, supporting and educating special needs parents on how to get what their children need from the school system. Catherine has been a featured speaker at several national conferences and is hired by regional organizations for workshops, including: Reaching for the Stars, AutismOne, OCali, TACA, Autism Society of Il, Autism Society of Iowa, Ups for Downs and Dup15q Alliance. Due to high demand of advocacy services, all parents must enroll in the Special Education Help Center before being considered for 1:1 advocacy assistance with Catherine.