Educational Advocacy Program

Justice Resource Institute, 35 Summer Street, Suite 104
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 828-1304 x2601 | Fax: (508) 880-2970
http://www.jri.org/services/behavioral-health-and-trauma-services/community-based-behavioral-health-services/education-advocacy-programs/services

About this Location

The Justice Resource Institute's Educational Advocacy program is a service that assists parents and guardians of children with disabilities in acquiring appropriate educational supports for children with unmet needs. Educational Advocates work together with the youth, their family, the school and other essential parties to ensure that all necessary supports, services and accommodations are made and that equal opportunity for education is achieved.



Specialties and Services

Services

  • Case Coordination
  • Classroom Observations
  • Consulting Services
  • Customized Resource Binder
  • Direct Advocacy
  • Education Planning
  • Interpret Educational Testing
  • Negotiates Education Services
  • Parent Education & Training

Service Settings

  • Advocacy Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Home / Community-Based Services

Specialties

  • Community Resources and Supportive Services
  • Mental Health Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

  • Negotiation services include: IEP's/504 plans/other educational supports
  • Direct Advocacy Services include attending meetings/disciplinary hearings/mediations

Languages

  • Interpreter Services Available

Transportation

  • Offers Home/Community-Based Services

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

Accepts private pay referrals for the following areas:

  • Southeast Region
  • Metro West Area
  • Boston

Also accepts referrals from state agencies including:

  • Department of Children and Families
  • Department of Mental Health

Intake Process

Upon referral, clients will be contacted to schedule a consultation to identify the student's educational strengths and needs.

Eligibility and Insurance

Eligibility

Eligible Gender:
Any
Minimum Age:
5
Maximum Age:
21
Other Elgibility Criteria:
Individualized advocacy services are available to any parent or guardian who feels their student's education is being compromised due to unmet needs. Many students served have challenges such as:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Disabilities
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • Social/Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Health/Medical Disabilities
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Academic Disciplinary Issues


Insurances

  • Cash/Self-Pay