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Educational Consultation Services

We provide special education consultation and advocacy services for supporting families to access quality services, including the following:

  • -IEP review and recommendations.

  • -Evidence-based programs and instructional practices.

  • -Related services, such as assistive technology and augmentative communication systems.

  • -Supplementary aids and services necessary to achieve educational benefit.

  • -Positive behavioral intervention & supports and functional behavioral assessments.

  • -Review of current educational services and programs (under IDEA and 504 Plans).

  • -Attendance at IEP/504 Plan meeting.

  • -Coaching on advocacy tips for special education services.

We provide legal services related to general disability-related issues, including the following:

  • -Special education, with special emphasis on students with complex needs (i.e., multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism) and access to the least restrictive environment.

  • -Adult and transition issues, including guardianship considerations.

  • -Access to services, such as SSDI, SSI, and other disability benefits (i.e., DDD).

  • -Vocational and college disability services.

  • -Employment issues related to disability, such as discrimination and denial of accommodations.

Susan Marks & Advocates provides legal, advocacy, and educational consultation services to improve the quality of life of families and individuals with disabilities. Our services are listed below. However, concerned individuals should contact our firm for other issues that may not be listed below, if the concern is related to a disability (i.e., housing discrimination, denial of services, etc.).