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


Mapping Transitions to Your Childs Future

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Law School for the Public - Special Education

General principles of special education law.

Source: Michael Eig, Esquire Guest: Zvi Greisman Esquire

Running Time: 00:29:44

Eligibility for Special Education Services

Basic legal principles of eligibility for services under IDEA.

Source: McAndrews Law Offices

Running Time: 00:20:36

Special Education: Attendance at IEP Meetings

Includes: Notice of Evaluation Procedures to Parents (Caller question), ChildFind, Medical Assistance For all Children with Disabilities, Other Health Impairment, Services under Section 504 and Chapter 15 Service Plans, More ChildFind, Compensatory Education

Source: McAndrews Law Offices

Running Time: 00:19:45

Special Education: Due Process Proceedings

Includes: Compensatory Education and other Forms of Relief Statute of Limitations and Exceptions to These Time Limits Reimbursement to Parents for Counsel Fees

Source: McAndrews Law Offices

Running Time: 00:19:48

Inclusion: A Special Education Dilemma

Inclusion: A Special Education Dilemma is an hour-long video that presents a roundtable discussion of the issue of bringing children with disabilities into general education classrooms. It is intended to be used to stimulate discussions on this very controversial topic. The moderator, Dr. Quentin Young, is a nationally known physician advocate and former head of Cook County Hospital. The group of panelists comprises adults with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, special education administrators, attorneys, and advocates. As a group, they represent a range of visual, hearing, and physical disabilities.

Source: Mirko Popadic

Running Time: 00:58:13

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