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Special Education Advocate Helping North Carolina Families

Federal law mandates that every student will receive a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment. IDEA, Section 504 special education advocate serving North Carolina Jacquie PipkinNavigating the complex maze of the rules and regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is often confusing and frustrating for parents, creating a lack of trust between parents and schools. This loss-of-trust barrier results in adversarial relationships and impedes the goal of obtaining the necessary special education services and 504 accommodations to which students have a right.   A qualified special education advocate can ensure your child's rights.

IDEA and Section 504 Special Education Advocacy Services

An integrated approach using positive interactions, collaboration and information sharing between parents and schools, with parents as equal participating members of the Team, is the most efficient way of assuring that handicapped students receive the Individual Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan to which they are entitled. A knowledgeable, well informed parent is a child’s best advocate. Operating under the philosophy of THE CHILD FIRST, we facilitate communications between school and home as well as assist parents in negotiating the school district’s policies and procedures as well as understanding their students?65533; strengths and needs in order to obtain the most appropriate educational program.


"This past school year, I contacted Mrs. Pipkin to assist me in getting the proper education for my son. She has been a huge help and it has made a positive difference for my son at school. If you are in need of an advocate to assist you in obtaining special education programs and services for your student, I recommend that you recruit the support of Jacquie Pipkin. She truly cares about the children and their best interests. "

- Lauren Mowrey, Carteret County, NC
"My 8th grade son is having a good school year thanks to the interventions of Ms. Pipkin. With her help, we were able to develop an IEP that could be understood and followed by his parents and the school. Billy’s depression is lifting; he plays football and recently developed a power point presentation for his classmates. Best of all, he is up and ready for school each morning and does his homework without being forced to do so."

- Anita Coburn, Carteret County, NC

Mission Statement

To provide resources and support for parents and to advocate for their educationally disabled students for their right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the IDEA 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


Special education advocate Jacquie Pipkin serving North Carolina

Jacquie Pipkin

Jacquie Pipkin has a M.ED in  special education from Duke University and 25 years experience working with students with disabilities and their families.

As a former  teacher, administrator and compliance coordinator for the public school system, Jacquie knows the process for creating and implementing IEPs and accommodation plans that are compliant with the IDEA 2004 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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