Education Advocates

It’s not easy being a student or a parent these days, and school can be even more challenging when your child has an intellectual or developmental disability, IDD/DD. Thanks to a generous grant, or two from the Michigan Alliance for Families, help is available here at the ARC of Bay County.

If you have a student with an IDD/DD who is struggling in school, is at risk of being expelled, or is being punished or excluded from participating to the extent of their abilities, give us a call.

Educational Advocates are also available to assist with planning for your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) this document spells out the special education instructions, supports, and services that the school staff, along with the parent have decided are necessary for the student to be successful in school. IEPs are updated annually, or more often if there’s need for a change.

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