Are you a parent navigating the complicated world of special education services for your child?
If you find yourself overwhelmed, confused, and unsure of where to turn when it comes to qualifying for special education services and are very confused about what to do first or second when you have never done this process before?
I created Jump Start just for you. Jump Start is all about empowering you and providing the support you need to know when it comes to “what to do” and “how to do it”.Let's work together
What is Jump Start?
Jump Start is a specialized advocacy program designed specifically to assist parents in qualifying for special education services through the public school system. Led by the experienced and compassionate special education advocate, Courtney, this program offers you three months of unwavering support to ensure your child receives the educational resources they deserve.
You will get all the support you need along with a personalized advocacy plan to help you navigate the special education process
1 on 1 support
I will work with you individually to create your custom plan
Meeting with school team
I will attend your qualification meeting virtually.
Advocacy app and Email Support
You will have weekly support from me to answer all your questions for the full 30 days.
Develop an Advocacy Plan
I will work closely with you to develop an advocacy plan.
How it works
1 . Intake meeting: To kickstart your journey with Jump Start, I will conduct an intake meeting along with a questionnaire. During this initial consultation, I will listen attentively to understand your current situation, gather information about your child's needs, and assess where you are in the special education qualification process. This assessment serves as the foundation for creating your personalized advocacy plan.
2. Personalized Advocacy Plan: Based on the insights gained from the intake assessment, I will develop a tailored advocacy plan that addresses your unique circumstances. This plan will outline the specific steps and strategies required to navigate the special education system successfully. It will serve as your roadmap throughout the three-month program, ensuring you stay focused and on track.
3. Weekly Check-Ins: Through a private voice messaging app, you'll have the opportunity to connect with me 1:1 every week. Wondering how to respond to an email from the school? Send it my way. Want to continue strategizing on how to get additional services for your child? Let's keep chatting! This app allows you to ask questions, seek advice, and share updates with me every week. I’m just a message away, so you never have to feel alone in the process.
4. Advocating at Your School Team Meeting: You get me by your side to address your school team and advocate for the services your child deserves. I am there to ensure your wants and child’s needs are met. I am there by your side to ensure solutions are created and a plan is implemented.
Meet your IEP bestie, an Special Education Advocate, Courtney Burnett
The United States special education system is truly one of a kind and can be very overwhelming. I have over fifteen years of experience navigating the public school system for special education. I am board certified as a special education advocate and have children of my own on an IEP and 504 plan.
But don't just take my word for it. Read these reviews!
Our 504 educated my child's school district on food allergy inclusion!
"Before working with Courtney, my daughter was excluded from school activities because of her food allergy. After working with Courtney, not only did my child receive the services and support that she needed, Courtney's expertise educated the entire school district on inclusion for her allergy!"
I wasn't sure what my daughter needed until I met Courtney
"I knew my daughter needed support, but I didn't know where to start. Courtney helped me navigate the process by getting my daughter tested. She assisted me during the process to get the IEP meeting set up. We live in different states, but Courtney went the extra mile to be on the phone to coach me during the actual meeting!"
My son Benny is now receiving quality education with his new IEP
"Before our next IEP meeting, Courtney listened to all of our requests for Benny. She was able to translate exactly what we wanted so the school could understand our needs. Courtney even attended an IEP meeting with us to make sure the school legally implemented everything that we wanted."
Why Choose Jump Start?
Expert Guidance: I will work with you and help you advocate for your child. I understand the complexities of the special education system and have years of experience in the field. Together we will navigate the special education system, which usually takes 60-90 days to qualify a child for services. That is why this program is three months long so that you have the support you deserve every step of the way.
Personalized Assistance: I recognize that your child is unique, and their special education needs should be treated as such. I take the time to understand your child's specific requirements and help you develop a tailored advocacy plan. With Jump Start, you'll receive individualized support that caters to your child's unique circumstances.
Emotional Support: Trust me, I get it—navigating the special education system can be emotionally challenging for parents. Throughout the program, I will be there to provide the empathy, encouragement, and reassurance you need. I am committed to making this journey as smooth and stress-free as possible for you and your family.
Resourceful Tools: Jump Start equips you with a wealth of resources to empower you in advocating for your child's educational rights. I can personally help you write letters and give guidance on different issues that arise throughout the evaluation process. You will have access to weekly support through my private advocacy app, where you can leave your questions so I can answer them!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is this for?
This is for parents or caregivers who are looking to get their child or loved on qualified for special education services through the public school system.
How long do we work together
You get three months of support for 90 days. On average, it takes 60-90 days to get through the evaluation process.
Can you help if my child has a 504 plan?
I will review your current 504 plan with you to ensure that is the best plan for your child. If it is suited for your child to transition to an IEP, we will develop the recommendations to bring to your IEP meeting.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes! I have a payment plan for 197.00 a month. You can get started for 197.00, you pay this upon enrollment. You will have two more payments of 197.00 billed to you at the same time each month.
Does my child need a certain medical condition to work with you?
Absolutely not! I have worked with dozens of children with different needs. Whether your child has a peanut allergy, requires an AAC device, adaptive equipment, additional classroom support or anything else. I can help you.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of this custom program, refunds are not permitted. If you feel I have not met your expectations, I will work with you to understand your concerns to come to a successful resolution.
How long have you worked with IEPs?
I have over 18 years of experience working with multiple facets of special education. I have not only assisted families,growing up I also had an IEP plan. So I fully understand this subject like the back of my hand and can guarantee every "i" will be dotted and every "t" will be crossed.
Take the first step towards securing a brighter future for your child by enrolling in Jump Start today
Don't let the complexities of the special education system overwhelm you. With Jump Start, you can confidently advocate for your child's rights and ensure they receive the educational support they deserve.