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ABC-Andrea Bazer Consulting and APE Assessment
Qualified, non-attorney, special education advocate, credentialed P.E. teacher, Adapted Physical Education (APE) specialist, and parent of a daughter with special needs helps assess, plan and implement quality IEPs for individuals with disabilities. Also provides Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) for APE. Free
initial consultation.
619-246-5044 (IEP) (IEE)

Able-Disabled Advocacy
(see listing under College and the Adult Transition)

Advocacy Associates, Inc.
Special education advocacy, educational consultation and
IEP support.
16935 W Bernardo Dr. #151
SD, 92127

Advocacy 4 San Diego
Andrea Katz, Ed.D and former special education teacher,
provides advocacy to families in East and South San Diego County,
including student observation,
IEP meeting support and improved district communication.
Free initial consultation.

Alliance Resources and Associates, Inc.
Allan Roth, M.S.Ed. educational consultation and advocacy assisting with IEPs, 504s, SSTs, expulsions, adult services/agencies, training, Regional Center, In-Home Support Services (IHSS) and Dept. of
Social Services.
44364 Kingston Dr.
Temecula, CA 92592

April Villafana Advocacy
Advocacy for children with​ special needs including IEP, IFSP and IHSS help in North County.

Ashley Parton Advocacy
Supports families with children with special needs and disabilities specializing in the IHSS application process. Ashley Parton Advocacy also assists families in building collaborative IFSPs, IPPs and IEPs for students in preschool through fifth grade.


Brightside Law Group
Special education attorneys providing consultation, legal guidance, and representation on issues relating to IEPs and 504 Plans. Common concerns include eligibility, assessments, academics, communication, behavioral

concerns and level of supports and services. Offers free workshops and seminars on special education topics. Initial free consultation.
2247 San Diego Ave. #237
SD, 92110

CA Department of Education Family Involvement & Partnerships
Resources and support for parents, guardians and families of children with disabilities for procedural safeguards and educational nights.
Videophone: 916-374-7182

CA Department of Healthcare Services Medicare/Office of
the Ombudsman
Explains procedures for receiving Medi-Cal and managing care.
TTY: 800-896-2512

The California Endowment
Preventative healthcare advocacy and help with getting insurance.

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities San Diego & Imperial Chapters
Responsible for ensuring the protection of legal, civil, and service rights of persons who require services through publicly funded agencies that serve persons with developmental disabilities.
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. #250
SD, 92108

Center for Emerging Leadership (CEL)
Self-advocacy for adults and teens with disabilities.

Children’s Advocacy Institute at USD
Academic, research, and advocacy organization working to improve the lives of children (with emphasis on child protection and foster care) and enhance resources for youth aging out of foster care. USD law students serve as advocates. See website for fees and eligibility.
USD School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park, SD, 92110

COMPASS Family Center
(See listing under Education)

Devoted Advocates
Certified Special Education Advocate offers support and empowerment to parents of children Pre-K thru age 22 with disabilities. Free 30-minute consultation.

Disability Help Center
Helps individuals with disabilities receive Social Security Disability/SSI and/or Veteran’s Disability benefits, but community resources are available to everyone.
1833 Fourth Ave., SD, 92101

Disability Rights California
Works to bring about fairness and justice for Californians with disabilities.
1111 Sixth Ave. #200
SD, 92101
619-239-7861; 800-776-5746
TTY: 800-719-5798

IEP San Diego
Special education advocate supports families in the special education process to ensure children are provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
2305 Historic Decatur Rd. #100
SD, 92106

James Cerebral Palsy
Self-advocate with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy teaches families how to advocate for their children and to empower them to advocate for themselves. Available for trainings and speaking engagements.

Jazmine Gelfand, Attorney at Law
Special education attorney offers education and disability legal representation through a collaborative and results-oriented approach.
4275 Executive Sq. #200
La Jolla, CA 92037

Keeping the Lanterman Promise
Educates, informs, connects and inspires parents and people with special needs. Encourages efforts to restore, defend, and preserve the Lanterman Act and the protection of the rights of individuals
with disabilities.

Kirstin Hall, B.C.B.A.
(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

Kristi Kelly Advocacy
Advocate with a background in ABA helps families recognize a child’s needs in a classroom setting, create an IEP, build and maintain a positive relationship with the school and service providers.

Law Office of Matthew Storey, APC
Special education law firm dedicated to giving children a level playing field in their education. Provides legal representation, parent and professional training, community support and consultations. Se habla Español.

3914 Murphy Canyon Rd. #A152
SD, 92123

The Law Office of Meagan Nuñez, Esq.
Helps parents navigate special education law because every child deserves a meaningful education. Free initial consultation. Se habla español.

3505 Camino del Rio S. #340
SD, 92108

Law Offices of Monica C. Marquez & Assoc.
Specializes in special education legal and advocacy services: IEP, resolution, mediation, due process hearings, including children who suffer emotional and physical injuries as a result of negligence and bullying at school.
169 Saxony Rd. #112
Encinitas, CA 92024

Marcus Family Law Center, PLC
Expert representation in divorce, custody and support, bankruptcy, estate planning and immigration for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd. #201
SD, 92131

Outreach Consulting Services
Provides advocacy services to help obtain Social Security, Medi-Cal, Cash Aid, Cal Fresh and housing, and to problem-solve for these services when needed.

PACER Center, Inc.
Advocacy, parent training, online information center for those
with disabilities.

Pacific Coast Advocates
Provides a unique co-advocacy model (each client has two advocates) with a child-centered approach. Works to build bridges between clients and school districts to achieve positive outcomes for children with disabilities at IEP and 504 meetings.

Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt and job retention related to illness or disability.

San Diego People First
Offers self-advocacy, tracks legislation and provides information on writing to governmental offices.
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. #325 (SCDD offices)
SD, 92108

San Diego Special Education Advocates
Former special education teacher assists families throughout San Diego County with IEP meetings, communication with school district, the eligibility process, 504 plans, state compliance complaints, triennial reviews, parent training and more.

San Diego Special Education Advocate Team (SEAT)
Bilingual advocacy from parents of children with special needs. Helps obtain services by reviewing records, conducting observations, collaborating with special education professionals and attending IEP and 504 meetings. Free consultation.
3505 Camino del Rio S. #340
SD, 92108

San Diego Unified School District Special Education Ombudspersons
Works impartially with all parties to help with concerns related to students’ special needs, usually during the IEP process.
2375 Congress St., SD, 92103

Sanford Autism Consulting
IEP advocacy and 1:1 mentoring through the IEP process from a parent advocate and SLP.

The Special Education Advocacy & Law Firm of Thomas S. Nelson
Advocacy for an appropriate education for children with special needs. Committed to empowering families through education and enforcement of their child’s special education rights. Also represents students facing expulsion.
16466 Bernardo Center Dr. #106
SD, 92128

Bilingual staff help people with disabilities, their families and professionals by helping them navigate special education, disability services and assistive technology (AT). Support is available via phone, in-person reviews of IEP documents, community workshops, and lab appointments to explore AT options for learning and communicating.
3845 Spring Dr. #21
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Voz de Victoria
Marta Victoria Leyva has a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational private practice that advocates for the educational rights of all students. Professional and parent training and development, and educational consulting services offered.

Accurate, reliable information about special education law, general education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Excellent parent trainings.

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