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Our new Advocacy in Action reports on the February 2015 OSEP policy letter on Independent Education Evaluations. Read it here.

The Advocacy Institute releases new information brief, A Look Back at the Alternate Assessment on Modified Academic Achievement Standards.

The Advocacy Institute and National Center on Educational Outcomes co-presented a webinar on Graduation Issues and Considerations for Students with Disabilities on December 11, 2014. View archive here.

The Advocacy Institute co-authors new RTI-based SLD Identification Toolkit for the RTI Action Network. View the introductory webinar on the Toolkit.

The Advocacy Institute co-authors the third edition of the State of Learning Disabilities for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Get it here.

Check out Moving Your Numbers to learn ways to improve performance for students with disabilities. The Parent/Family Companion Guide was written by The Advocacy Institute.

The Advocacy Institute authors groundbreaking report on the
graduation rate of students with learning disabilities for the
National Center for Learning Disabilities.
Get it here.

Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI): Newly updated guide written by The Advocacy Institute for the National Center for Learning Disabilities' RTI Action Network. Get it here. (Also available in Spanish!)



Latest Projects

Advocate Academy Rewind

Free access to one of our webinar archives every month!

March 2015 feature:

Independent Education Evaluations:
What Special Education Advocates Need to Know


IDEA State Complaint Resource Center

Announcing our newest project- the IDEA State Complaint Resource Center - your guide to effective state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Check it out!


Our Kids Count

The Our Kids Count project (OKC) tracks activities regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind, the nation's major federal education law, with a focus on issues affecting special education students and alerts you to issues of concern.

New on the OKC BLOG:

Students with Disabilities Fare Poorly on Field Test of New Assessments Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Listen Up, Louisiana
H.B. 1015: Right problem, Wrong Solution

okc BLOG


Our project, IDEAmoneywatch.com, is a community of advocates keeping an eye on federal funding for IDEA..

Get updates on important issues involving IDEA federal funding.




Resource Highlights


Interactive report on special education prepared by Emily LeCoz, reporter at
The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.

Compare graduation rates, educational environments, discipline, staffing and exiting data state-by-state!

Interactive Report on Special Education

Our Advocate Academy Advocate Academy USB
Deluxe Webinar Collection USB is
now available!

Details and online
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Preparing for Special Education
Mediation and Resolution Sessions:
A Guide for Families
and Advocates

Produced in collaboration with the Children's Law Clinic at Duke University Law School.

Get your free copy today!

ESEA Flexibility: Issues for
Students with Disabilities

We've identified 7 issues that could negatively impact students with disabilities in states with approved ESEA waivers. Get it here.

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