Resources and Educational Advocacy for Classroom Help

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Why Should I Use R.E.A.C.H.?

R.E.A.C.H. is reimagining Advocacy by partnering with multiple stakeholders to ensure every child reaches their unique potential.

R.E.A.C.H. provides Parent, Community and Institutional assistance with IEPs, IEEs, 504 Plans, Professional Development, Learning Recovery, Settlement Agreements, Manifestation Determinations, Assessment Evaluations, Goal Writing, Supported Decision Making, Bullying Prevention, Parent Training, and more.

My name is Kara Pierce; I am a Multi-Credentialed Teacher, Nationally Certificated Educational Advocate, IDEA/504 Compliance Educator, Community Speaker, Award-Winning District Intervention Specialist, Educational Consultant, and most importantly…Parent.

Kara Pierce

Kara Pierce

9 Reasons R.E.A.C.H. Is Different

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R.E.A.C.H. has over 25 years of award-winning in-classroom experience with uniquely-abled, neurodivergent and alternative education students.

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R.E.A.C.H. has been 100% successful in obtaining 504 and/or IDEA FAPES for ALL of its clients.

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R.E.A.C.H. improves student outcomes by actively working with multi-district stakeholders in ALL aspects of IEP creation, development and legal compliance.

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R.E.A.C.H. offers Parent training (The Advocate’s Table) in areas not currently being addressed through other local parent education programs and/or organizations.

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R.E.A.C.H. partners with institutions, therapists, doctors, specialists, etc. to create powerful academic, social-emotional and therapeutic learning communities.

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R.E.A.C.H. creates unique IEP Goals (and Accommodations) for students in multiple school districts, and R.E.A.C.H. authored California’s 1st Pica and Vocal Stereotypy Goals, respectively.

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R.E.A.C.H. provides continuing education for both educators and legal professionals through its partnership with NBI (National Business Institute), professional development workshops, consulting and coaching, community engagements, etc.

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R.E.A.C.H. participates in continuing education including Social-Emotional Learning, Somatic Learning, Inclusion Practices, Legal Compliance, ASD/ADHD/SLD, etc.

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R.E.A.C.H. works around Parent, Community, and Institutional schedules (even on weekends).

R.E.A.C.H. has over 25 years of award-winning in-classroom experience with uniquely-abled, neurodivergent and alternative education students.

R.E.A.C.H. has been 100% successful in obtaining 504 and/or IDEA FAPES for ALL of its clients.

R.E.A.C.H. improves student outcomes by actively working with multi-district stakeholders in ALL aspects of IEP creation, development and legal compliance.

R.E.A.C.H. offers Parent training (The Advocate’s Table) in areas not currently being addressed through other local parent education programs and/or organizations.

R.E.A.C.H. partners with institutions, therapists, doctors, specialists, etc. to create powerful academic, social-emotional and therapeutic learning communities.

R.E.A.C.H. creates unique IEP Goals (and Accommodations) for students in multiple school districts, and R.E.A.C.H. authored California’s 1st Pica and Vocal Stereotypy Goals, respectively.

R.E.A.C.H. provides continuing education for both educators and legal professionals through its partnership with NBI (National Business Institute), professional development workshops, consulting and coaching, community engagements, etc.

R.E.A.C.H. participates in continuing education including Social-Emotional Learning, Somatic Learning, Inclusion Practices, Legal Compliance, ASD/ADHD/SLD, etc.

R.E.A.C.H. works around Parent, Community, and Institutional schedules (even on weekends).

The Difference Between Certified and Certificated

Advocacy is an unregulated practice. There is no Federal Educational Agency and/or State Department of Education that monitors, disciplines and/or certifies Advocates. R.E.A.C.H. is Nationally Certificated through C.O.P.A.A. (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.). C.O.P.A.A. requires rigorous competencies in its year long program including a 40-60 hour legal practicum supervised by a C.O.P.A.A. approved attorney.