Welcome to the Associated Advocacy Center!
We are here to advocate for your child’s educational future, and to ensure that you know your rights and theirs under the federal and state laws and regulations.
To organize, operate and maintain a full service informational Education Advocacy Agency providing services for children with special needs, their parents or guardians, and trainings for parents and other organizations and governmental agencies who work with and support the families; to further assist each family in obtaining the best education for the child while building their self-esteem and self-image through programs and trainings that foster education leading to independence.
Do you feel confident enough that you think you may be able to attend a team meeting yourself? In addition to using our services directly, you can download the Special Education Advocate App and get instant access to the most common questions that come up about or in team meetings.
The app was developed by our Executive Director and Senior Educational Consultant, Toni Saunders, and is available on the major app platforms right now!
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What Toni did was help me with navigating the process of getting my child the services that she rightly deserved from our school district. That call started me on a path of empowerment and understanding and literally changed mine and my daughter’s life.
As parents, the information and answers we think should be forthcoming from our educational systems are not always given freely. We must become self-taught parent warriors for our children. Toni and the Associated Advocacy Center not only have been there for me these last 14 years, Toni has given me the support and the tools as a parent to help navigate the not-so-easy road of Special needs education, services and information. I can say after 14 years, my daughter has made amazing progress and reached milestones that I am sure would not have been possible had I not made that first call to Toni at the Associated Advocacy Center those many years ago. I was delighted that Toni was also the Mashpee Wampanoag Educational Advocate, as my daughter is a Tribal member.
If you are reading this, please know that you and your child are in amazing hands with Toni and Associated Advocacy Center. Make that first call like I did and empower yourself with the knowledge and support that you and your child deserve.
Toni provided to me the awareness, the knowledge, and the ability to be able to learn, and expect results from the school system. She attended every meeting, answered every call, email, and text answering questions and demanding that my children receive the right to an education regardless of their disability. Having her in our corner has relieved tremendous stress and has disallowed the school system to neglect the needs of my children. My child is now a high school senior who is a straight A student and has excelled at all levels and made a complete turn-around. I am truly grateful and highly satisfied with the services and outcome that working with her has provided to my children’s education. Toni’s assistance has made a positive difference not only in school but also in our home. Thank you, Toni! - Shari S
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