A better IEP is possible
With Undivided as your trusted partner, you’ll understand the services your child may be entitled to, learn how to advocate while fostering collaboration, and get expert tips to enter your IEP meeting feeling prepared and confident.
Undivided partners with parents raising kids with disabilities to make sure they are supported at every turn.
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The answers you need during weekly events and expert office hours
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s an IEP?
Can I use Undivided for any IEP meeting?
How soon before my IEP meeting should I get in touch?
What are some of the ways Undivided helps me prepare for my IEP meeting?
To help you prep for your IEP meeting, Undivided can help you instantly summarize and organize your paperwork, know your child’s rights, and get up-to-date on the latest and most common services available to your child.
But before we do all that, one of the most powerful ways we boost your confidence and help you prepare is to guide you in creating a Vision Statement to share with the IEP team. A Vision Statement helps the team get to know your whole child, including their strengths and loves, what you’ve found works (and what doesn’t), and how you and your child imagine their ideal future. Most importantly, Undivided families have found that by sharing their Vision Statement at the start of their IEP meeting, they nurture a shared sense of purpose that has a positive impact on the entire meeting and, ultimately, the IEP.
What’s the difference between Undivided and a special education advocate or attorney?
Undivided is a trusted partner that supports parents raising kids with disabilities so you can dream bigger and achieve more. Before you head into your IEP, you’ll work 1-on-1 with a dedicated Navigator to help you understand your rights and learn to effectively advocate for the services your child needs to succeed. If desired, we can also provide onsite support during the meeting (inquire for pricing). As an Undivided member, you’ll also have access to essential resources including your new digital Binder, our library of collective knowledge, live events with experts, and peer support from the Undivided parent community. And you can try all of it FREE for 30 days.
Special education advocates (sometimes known simply as “advocates”) are special education experts who teach and advise parents seeking support for their children. Advocates typically charge $100-$300 per hour for tasks such as getting to know you and your child, interpreting test results, writing letters on your behalf, helping you understand your rights, and attending your IEP meeting to provide in-the-moment advocacy and advice.
Special education attorneys are lawyers who specialize in special education law. They typically charge $300 and above per hour (although lawyer fees are sometimes recoverable in a settlement or if you win in court), and provide you with legal advice, assist you in preparing and filing due process complaints, and represent you at your IEP meeting, mediation, and/or hearing.
Part of being your trusted partner means that Undivided can help you figure out whether an advocate or attorney would be right for you. And if it is, we can help you find a qualified, vetted professional to support your family’s needs. Either way, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the most out of your IEP and beyond.
Who is eligible?
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“I had my IEP on Friday and it went really, really well. We were able to get our speech services increased, OT added, and all of our requested accommodations addressed.”
– Michelle Malewitz
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Every Undivided Navigator has years of experience supporting families raising kids with disabilities or parenting their own. Partner with an Undivided Navigator for a Kickstart to learn first hand what support feels like!