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


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The Department of Juvenile Justice: Leading from the Beginning - Justice Summit 2009 in Tampa, Fla.,

The Collins Center For Public Policy held the 2009 Justice Summit in Tampa, Florida on November 16/17. The Summit brought together a diverse group of Florida's public and private sector leaders to discuss justice reform. The Summit is a call to action and questions how we can improve our justice systems, our corrections culture and our communities. National and state experts participated in the summit by sharing their ideas to elevate the statewide conversation about how we can improve public safety, fiscal responsibility, and criminal justice. Visit Collinscenter.org or smartjusticeflorida.org for more information.

Source: Collins Center

Running Time: 00:20:30

Keynote Speaker Ralph Martin, JD - Opening, luncheon at Justice Summit 2009 on 11/17/2009

Speaker Ralph Martin, JD, addresses the Justice Summit 2009 lunchtime audience in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009. He spoke of inner-city juvenile challenges and the modern-day need for employment support for ex-offenders leaving the criminal justice system.

Source: Collins Center

Running Time: 00:18:49

A Look to the Future...and How We Get There - Justice Summit 2009 in Tampa, Fla., on 11/17/2009

Operation New Hope, Inc., President Kevin Gay, of Jacksonville, Fla., opens discussions at the Justice Summit 2009 with the segment A Look to the Future … and How We Get There. Also participating: Vicki Lukis, Vice Chairman, DOC Re-entry Advisory Council and Former Chairman of the Governor's Ex-Offender Task Force.

Source: Collins Center

Running Time: 00:35:56

Smart Justice Initiatives Panel: What's Working in Florida - Justice Summit 2009

The Smart Justice Initiatives Panel addresses "What's Working in Florida" at the Justice Summit 2009 in Tampa, Fla., on 11/17/2009. Opened by Director of the Attorney General’s Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs Emery Gainey, the panel discussion includes Chet Bell, CEO of Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare in Daytona Beach, Fla.; the Hon. R.J. Larizza, State Attorney of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties); Donna P Wyche, the developer of the Orlando Central Receiving Facility of Orange County, Fla.; Capt. Miguel Pagan of the Orange County Sheriff's Office and commander of its Victim Services Section; Gordon Bass of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections, who also serves on the Sheriff's Executive Staff as Director (Department of Corrections); and Mark P. Fontaine, Executive Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Source: Collins Center

Running Time: 01:20:17

Reaction Panel, Audience Feedback and Next Steps - Justice Summit 2009 in Tampa, Fla.,

Moderator Steven Seibert, Director of Policy at the Summit's sponsor, Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc., opens the Reaction Panel of the Justice Summit 2009 in Tampa, Fla., 11/17/2009. The four chairs of the Florida's legislative committees in criminal justice were invited, and listeners included invitee Sen. Paula Dockery.

Source: Collins Center

Running Time: 00:34:07

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