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Educational Advocate – Ed Ad

Bringing clarity to the IEP and transition process.

Providing resources

Navigating the IEP and transition process.

The education advocate is specially trained under disability law and keeps current on these regulations. Our main goal is to provide resources, tips, and assistance on how to best advocate for your child’s individual needs. We represent the students and guardians in meetings held with school administrators by promoting their needs, interests, and rights. We can help bring clarity to the EIP and transition process.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Individuals with an I/DD diagnosis between the ages of 3-22 or before they have received their diploma, students with disabilities who have not had an evaluation for special education services, students with disabilities in all levels of school, including elementary and secondary schooling, and a resident of McHenry County, Illinois.

The process we’ll guide you through:

STEP 1: Attend Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for I/DD students.

STEP 2: Conduct classroom observations and provide recommendations.

STEP 3: Provide training for parents and students on their rights, responsibilities, options, and self-advocacy.

STEP 4: Provide transitioning assistance to those aging out of after receiving their diploma.

STEP 5: Provide resources, linkage, and referrals.

Find your nearest location

Listed below are the locations where you can begin your enrollment with the Educational Advocate program:

Region A

390 Congress Pkwy.
Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Call: 815-339-0740

Find your nearest location

Listed below are the locations where you can begin your enrollment with the Ed Ad program:

Corporate Office

2300 W. Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 730-2617
(888) 329-0633 (toll free)

Region A

3482 Pyramid Dr.
Rockford, IL 61109

Region E

1919 S. Highland Ave,
Suite A -230
Lombard, IL 60148

Region F

1740 W. McDonough St
Joliet, IL 60436

Looking for the resources available in your region?

Each county is assigned a regional office that can assist you
in enrolling for our programs.