Advocacy

Services

The Special Education Advocacy Center (SEAC) provides education-related advocacy services to families of students with disabilities (birth through age 21). This includes families of students with IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plans through TEIS), IEPs (Individual Education Programs through their local school systems), and Section 504 Plans as well as students with suspected disabilities.

We currently serve families in the following Middle and East Tennessee counties: Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Cheatham, Robertson, Knox, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, and Roane.  Fees are based on a sliding scale.

Services we provide include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting parents with IEP meeting preparation
  • Attending IEP or other education-related meetings with families
  • Reviewing records
  • Providing general consultation and support
  • Other non-legal education-related advocacy services
  • Referrals to local special education attorneys or organizations that provide legal services

SEAC also offers advocacy support and education through workshops and information sessions for parents, advocates, and caregivers.

If you would like to talk to us about Individual Advocacy services, please complete this form, and you will be contacted by an advocate within 2 business days.

Important Disclaimer:
The Special Education Advocacy Center’s advocacy services are non-legal and do not in any way constitute legal advice or legal services. If a family being served by SEAC requires legal services or representation at any time, we will provide the family with a list of special education attorneys and/or organizations that provide legal representation.