Special Education Advocate

Holly Correa has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a M.A. in Educational Leadership, a California Administrative Services credential, in addition to a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Her experience teaching students with spectrum challenges such as Asperger’s and Autism, combined with her experience facilitating the IEP process, make her an excellent child advocate. On a personal note, Holly is the mother of a child with high functioning autism and has advocated on his behalf throughout his life. She understands first-hand the impact having a special needs child places on the family, and is passionate about finding just the right combination of support so that everyone thrives.

Please call Holly for your Southern California Advocacy needs. 805 512-2034

Advocacy Training

We have just completed our Advocacy School training classes and the Free School is now open to the public. The nine units cover the entire process from Eligibility to Litigation. The curriculum is perfect for attorneys, psychologists, parents of special needs children and others. Please visit our Online School .

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Finding Advocates

If you need to find an advocate for your child, try searching the COPAA database of members who represent special needs children.

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SpEd Law



Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D.

I am an attorney at law and licensed psychologist (PSY 11415) in California.

I have had over thirty five years of experience with disabled adults and children.

I have created this site to help provide useful news and information for parents, educators and advocates. I am retired from professional practice, however if you need further information you may contact Pause4KIDS my affiliated non-profit organization here.

Specific Disabilities

Visual Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Loss
Developmental Delay
Down Syndrome
Emotional Disturbance
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disability
Spina Bifida
Brain Injury
Other Health

Training Links

It is important that parents have opportunities to enhance their knowlege about their children and the services that are available for them. Here are a few links to orgainizations that provide training.



Psychology License
Child Advocacy
Special Ed


Keri Bowers: Speaker/Filmmaker

Catalog of Reading Toys

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LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System, Green

List Price:$26.49
Lowest New Price:$25.92
The AC Adapter lets you charge your LeapReader™ and LeapPad™ Ultra as you play!

Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes

List Price:$12.99
Lowest New Price:$6.50
Get your students talking about their reading assignments. Simply roll the cubes and answer the questions before reading (red cubes) during reading (blue cubes) and after reading (green cubes). Includes 6 foam cubes in 3 colors, and Activity Guide.

LeapFrog LeapStart Kindergarten Activity Book: Reading Adventures and Health & Safety

List Price:$12.99
Lowest New Price:$8.59
This interactive, activity book talks, sings and comes to life with 30+ amazing, super-fun replayable activities complementing kindergarten 21st century learning with Reading and Health & Safety skills.

MAGNISET - 2 Pack Full Page Magnifier - Fresnel Lens Plastic Magnifying Sheet 7.5 X 10” - Perfect for reading books & newspapers - Comes with 2 bonus Credit Card Magnifier and 2 Ruler Magnifier

List Price:$14.99
Lowest New Price:$11.99

This complete portable bundle comes with 2 page magnifiers and a bonus of 2 pocket magnifiers, and 2 ruler magnifiers.

Perfect for reading newspapers, books, magazines, etc.

Magnifies at various distances but its most clear at a distance of 3 inches from the reading material.

Lightweight and portable

Assortment of 3 different sized magnifiers!

The ruler magnifier might either have the words written "vision" or "friendship scale".

4 DOZEN (48) READING - GREAT Reader Student - Motivational PENCILS #2 Lead - I LOVE to READ - PARTY FAVORS - CLASSROOM Rewards TEACHER

List Price:
Lowest New Price:$13.95
48 Colorful READING Motivational phrase Assorted Print wooden pencils AS PICTURED and described

Super Genius - Reading 1

List Price:$13.99
Lowest New Price:$7.10
This reading matching game focuses on the Dolch list of the most common sight words from children's reading books, and helps prepare early readers for more complicated language skills to come. There is always a match between any two cards. Find the pair between a word and its image, two images or two words. Developed hand-in-hand with learning professionals, this Super Genius game was specifically created with early learners in mind.

Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks for the Beginning Reader an Eco-Friendly Wooden Educational Toy

List Price:
Lowest New Price:$28.98
These Montessori reading blocks are perfect for the beginning reader. Your child will delight in twisting the blocks to discover new letters and lots of words, especially ones that rhyme. The blocks allow phonic practice with all 5 vowel sounds plus 13 different consonants, giving your little reader a total of 80 words to read over and over. All words are in the dictionary (some are less well known then others), and phonetic! A fun tool to strengthen and improve your child's self-confidence with reading. Made to replace or compliment your Montessori Three Letter Phonetic Word Cards. The letters are written in lower case D'nealian print with red consonants and blue vowels in order to match the rest of your Montessori Language materials. A must have language work for the Montessori 3-6 year old classroom. Includes: 5 Reading Block Rods with middle sounds A,E,I,O,& U. Each one is 4.5 inches long by 1 inch wide. And a list of definitions to keep your little ones informed. Made with natural unfinished Maple wood, and non-toxic water based ink and glue.

See-N-Read 1503905CQ Reading Tool - Book Size, Pack of 3

List Price:$9.49
Lowest New Price:$9.46
The See-N-Read 1503905CQ reading tool is intended to train left-to-right eye movement and reduce distracting text to reduce word- and line-skipping and to smooth line-to-line transitions. The tool is a 3' high x 5-1/2' wide plastic sheet with a see-through bar in a shaded field. The package contains 3 sheets. Special needs products are designed to help improve sensory processing, positioning and mobility, fine motor, and language and communication skills for students with learning challenges. Fine motor products can help individuals improve fine motor skills (hand dexterity), eye-hand coordination, handwriting, self-help skills, such as dressing, and focus and concentration. Cadena Smith manufactures reading-assistance products for home and classroom under the See-N-Read brand. The company, founded in 2006, is headquartered in Aurora, IL.About Nasco
In 1941, Nasco got its start by filling a need for teaching aids that were not readily available from any other source. To this day, we are proud to carry on that tradition and serve customers throughout the United States and abroad with the products they need, the quality they expect, and unbeatable customer service, all at prices they appreciate.

Ashley Productions Cut-out Window Trakker Reading Guide

List Price:$1.99
Lowest New Price:$1.65
Easily Track And Mark Key Areas While Reading Through Window. 7" X 3 3/4"Reading Guide Products Are Designed To Aid Students And Adults With The Following Difficulties: Skipping Words, Skipping Lines, Refreshing Lestters, Transposing Letters, Losing Your Place, Re-Reading Lines, Squinting, Concentration, Comprehension, Red/Watery Eyes, Reading Fatigue.

Reading Rods Word For Word Phonics Game

List Price:$32.99
Lowest New Price:$25.50

Kids practice reading and word-building skills by competing against each other. This customizable game has multiple levels to practice specific foundational skills. Includes 112 color-coded Rods, timer, 4 pencils, score pad and instructions. For 2-4 players.

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