Does your child:  

  • struggle academically? 

  • have trouble getting along with peers? 

  • have difficulty staying focused or organized? 

  • have an IEP or 504 plan but is not receiving the services or accommodations they need or have been promised? 
  • ​need to be placed in an alternative, out-of-district school to meet their unique, individual needs?

There might be an underlying disability present. If your child is experiencing any of the above issues, it is possible you would benefit from the services of a special education advocate. 

A special education advocate may be needed if your child is not thriving in their current school and you need assistance in identifying the most appropriate educational setting for your child.
Please call our special education advocacy group; the SMART IDEA GROUP at 516-455-0298.

All children have the right to an appropriate education and the support they need in preparation for their future.  Creating the best educational plan for your child requires a set of critical decisions which will last a lifetime. The guidance, insight and expertise of the SMART IDEA GROUP professionals is instrumental to getting the job done right whether through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan. It is important to have the support from experienced and objective professionals to free parents from feeling like they have to face schools alone and uninformed or misinformed.  

We understand the value of helping parents develop a collaborative relationship with school personnel. Our goal is to work with your family and school administrators to develop an educational plan whose wrap-around services meet your child’s unique needs, focuses on their strengths, fosters independence and eventually self-advocacy. 

With our outstanding track record, you have finally found a resource that can make a big difference for you and your child!  Our group of experienced professionals will help ensure that an appropriate SMART IEP is developed and that the goals and objectives support your child’s academic, social and emotional progress in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Any denial of equal access to a safe and effective free and appropriate public education (FAPE) is unacceptable by our standards, and by those standards created under federal and state laws.  

Consider this, if you have been down this path for years; have experienced frustration or if you are just starting out on the special needs path, you will appreciate the guidance and support available through our services, for no one should ever go it alone!  Many cases have been referred to the SMART IDEA GROUP  from special education lawyers that believe we provide a more cost-effective approach to resolving differences between parents and their school districts without initially involving an attorney. Most successful outcomes can be achieved without the help of a lawyer.  If this is not the case, we will refer you to a qualified special education lawyer.



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SMART IDEA GROUP, Inc. | 369 Peninsula Blvd, Suite #1 | Hempstead, NY, 11550 

(516) 455-0298 | fax: (516) 506-7901

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