Special Education Advocacy


As an experienced and highly qualified special education advocate, Donna Cambria provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive review of student’s education record
  • Consultation with the student’s parents regarding recommendations for educational evaluation and programming
  • Preparation for PPT meetings, 504 meetings and/or other meetings, including drafting of agendas or other needed documents
  • Attendance at PPT meetings, 504 meetings and other meetings with the parents
  • Review of the IEP or 504 Plan subsequent to the PPT or 504 Meeting and dadvocacyrafting of communication to the school district regarding the IEP or 504 Plan
  • Drafting of correspondence to school districts or other parties on behalf of the parents regarding the issues of concern related to their child’s education
  • Review of a child’s education program, including an observation of the student, with recommendations regarding possible IEP or 504 Plan changes for the PPT or 504 Team’s consideration
  • Provision of services as an independent consultant to monitor IEP or 504 Plan implementation, to provide training to school district staff regarding the child’s IEP or 504 Plan and to convene regular consultations with school district staff regarding the implementation of a child’s IEP or 504 Plan
  • Drafting of complaints on behalf of parents to the Connecticut State Department of Education student-advocacy-servicesunder its complaint resolution process when a violation of federal or state special education regulations is alleged to have occurred and has not been able to be resolved by the PPT process
  • Attendance at mediation with parents
  • Review of possible outplacement options, including on-site visits with the parents
  • Any other services agreed to by the parent and Donna Cambria, the managing member of Donna G. Cambria Consulting, LLC.