Absolutely, if you would feel more comfortable having someone from the association attend your meeting with you we will be happy to accommodate you.
There are many ways to interpret the word advocate. Often when you tell the school that you are bringing an advocate they become defensive. Although we will help you work with the school we are not there to point fingers and blame, we are there to help you work with them. We will help you with interpreting the law and knowing what your rights are, but for the most part we are more of a silent partner at your meeting.
Absolutely, we are happy to come and provide training and information to the teachers in the school about the unique needs of a child with spina bifida.