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Advocates & Attorneys

HEATH BURCH, CFP (Special Needs Family Planning)
The Special Needs Planning Center
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy., Suite 110
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816.741.1100
Email: hburch@thesnpcenter.com
Areas of Practice: We are a family and financial planning firm exclusively serving families with special needs by helping coordinate their legal and financial plans. Issues we address with families include guardianship, social security education, special needs trust direction and continuity of care planning.
Geographical Area: Kansas City - Las Vegas - New York - Topeka - Dallas


Special Education Parent's Advocacy Link LLC
502 State Route E
Strasburg, MO 64090

Phone: 816.865.6262
Email: kcspecialed@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.specialeducationrights.com
Areas of Practice:
*participate in IEP/504 meetings
*document review
*records reviews
*assist in parent in preparation for filing complaints
*suspension hearings
*manifestation determination meetings
*avoid due process through other avenues
*prepare and participate in mediation
*long-distance participation in IEP meetings via telephone
*founded by Marilyn McClure, BS CRP (google for more info)
*Marilyn is former teacher and parent of adult with Developmental Disabilities
*military family STOMP trained advocate, assistig Whiteman AFB and Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Leonard Wood.
*available for group concerns
Geographical Area: Kansas statewide and Missouri statewide

Please have IEP/504 plan ready to share so that we may preview it (please mail, e-mail or fax it).
We are truly independent from the schools; unlike government agencies or federally funded training centers, we are ADVOCATES who stand up for the parent. SEPAL advocates do special education exclusively.

This is not a free service.

Never go to an IEP alone. Parents are often bamboozled.

Mediation is an avenue often worth considering; we are advocates who can go with the parent into mediation; contact SEPAL before requesting.

Delay by the parent often works against the student.

SEPAL advocates are not attorneys and do not give legal advice. We have years of experience working the educational system(s).

If the state or geographical area does not currently have a listing available, please contact us at info@advocatesforspecialeducation.com, we are here to help.


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