IDEA Audits, Training, & Advocacy

With precision, we help schools to attain for their students (and teachers) their equitable-share of IDEA-funded services.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides to students (along with their teachers) federally-funded special education services. IDEA grants to parentally-placed private school students an opportunity to participate equitably in these services also.

Untold numbers of private school students have been unable to access their equitable share of IDEA-funded services. As a result, many schools have been unable to offer a quality inclusive education, and this in turn has blunted these same schools’ capacities to live up to their missions, retain their enrollments, and offer compelling educational alternatives. ADAC endeavors to collaboratively work with both public and private school stakeholders to address extant access challenges.

Educating school leaders, constructing “grassroots” support, and building relationships with key legislative constituencies are among the ways that we help secure for clients the capacity and confidence they need to attain for their students those students’ equitable share of IDEA-funded services.

We work with you and your leaders to:

  • Audit your local public school district’s (LEA’s) compliance with IDEA regulations and statutes
  • Identify opportunities for immediate enforcement measures and collaborate with your LEA to amicably resolve any extant enforcement lapses
  • Oversee the child-find process, conduct timely and meaningful consultation meetings with your LEA, and ensure that your students’ proportionate share is accurately calculated and used
For more information about this service,
Ariella Hellman.
Meet the members of our IDEA Audits, Training, & Advocacy Group

Ariella Hellman

Government Relations

Nancy Kriegel

Principal Partner

Tom Olson

Principal Partner

Steve Perla