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In My Shoes does not provide legal advice.  The following websites provide information on parental rights and educational services.  In My Shoes recommends that parents know and understand their rights to prevent and resolve educational issues.

In addition, we have listed community resources.  The community resources as well as all resources on the website are for informational purposes only and  those wanting to utilize services should do their due diligence in assessing and analyzing the quality of the service and provider.

EDUCATIONAL AND LEGAL RESOURCES

Public Education Forums/Parents the Power Support Group: 
Because we are growing, we are changing...

Education Forums will now be apart of the Parents, The Power Support Group.  Thus, allowing parents to ask educational questions and receive answers.

Parents the Power, LLC provides educational development plan for children
overall objective - to increase academic performance of students and enable them to operate at or above academic skill level based on national standards in order to compete and achieve success in a global society.

Wrightslaw Parents, educators advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Includes thousands of articles, cases, and free resources.

Student Advocacy Center The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan has great information, including sample letters for school related issues.  Information on their website can be used as a guide for parents and students.

Education Law Center (ELC) advocates on behalf of public school children for access to an equal and adequate education under state and federal laws. Because of its expertise in school finance, preschool, and other areas of education law and policy, ELC provides information, technical assistance and support to attorneys and advocates in other states seeking to improve public education.

Voices for Georgia's Children  Georgia Children's Network is involved in policy change and has  a legislative agenda in Georgia.

Georgia's Virtual School - Online courses for Georgia Students.

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.  A private non-profit corporation.  Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA

Georgia Professional Standards Commission/Code of Ethics for Educators
The educators ethics division is responsible for adopting and advancing a Code of Ethics and standards of conduct for Georgia educators, receiving complaints and investigating reports of a breach in the Code of Ethics, and reporting the facts of an investigation to the Professional Standards Commission.  Parents can download a copy of the Code of Ethics for all Georgia Educators (incl. Administrators) and file complaints.

No Child Left Behind - NCLB 

Georgia Department of Education

Laws of the State of Georgia  Click on link on Left hand side titled Georgia Code.Search the Georgia laws (including those governing education) by keyword or by code section. 

Marcus Institute - Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and related disorders, treating more than 4,000 children a year.

Pepp,inc  A non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life dream for all families of children, youth, and adults with disabilities.  Can inform parents of special needs children of their rights.

Attorney Chris E. Vance - Special Education attorney in Georgia, 2186 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 Phone: 404-320-6672. 

The National Association for Justice & Equality (NAJE)-Tracks, records, and investigates incident reports and aid those deemed to be victims of racial and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. Justice System. Phone:404.758.8044 NAJE Incident Report Form

Special Needs Advocate and Attorney Directory - Find an advocate or attorney in your state.

Georgia Census Data Resource

Georgia Alliance for Children Child advocacy organization to bring about legislation and policy change.  Mission: To change the way people and institutions think and act concerning issues that affect children and families.

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.  - Independent Associates

      Larry Wilson
-Business: 770.918.9877  Email: larrywilson_02@yahoo.com
     larrywilson_02@yahoo.com
 
     Ellis Gales Jr. - Cell: 314-922-0191    24hr info: 800-394-6919
     www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/ellisgalesjr  Email: ellisgalesjr@prepaidlegal.com
    

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Culver Institute - SAT I prep, GHSGT prep, and ESOL classes.  Cobb County.
770.948.6386

KIP Tutoring Service provides in-home/on-site tutoring for K-12 students with and without learning disabilities and behavior disorders in the following academic areas: Reading, Math, Writing, Study Skills, and Test Taking Strategies.  For more information or to schedule a session, please call 404-661-3069.

Wings of Knowledge Tutoring: Math through Calculus, Science through Physics, SAT Prep classes developed especially for South Dekalb and the surrounding areas, Reading, Writing, CRCT prep and other standardized test prep.  770-808-6501


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Another Way Out Inc provides guidance, leadership, and opportunity for Atlanta's young adult males and females (ages 8 - 18) through mentoring.   Another Way Out, Inc.
404.349.4712

Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra ...Still Waters consists of serious, young, talented musicians and dancers from various public and private schools throughout metropolitan Atlanta.  The Dance Company is made up of students from age eight to 18 who enjoy the various techniques and styles of modern, ballet, jazz & African dance. Email: a.robinson@stillwatersyouthsinfo-nia.org Phone: 404.328.0840

Quality Card for GA Children
...
Now you can find accessible, affordable, quality child care anywhere in Georgia. Call toll-free 1-877-ALL GA KIDS to learn about licensed child care from 3,000 child care centers, 250 group day care homes and 5,300 family day care homes across the state.

Girl Interrupted Mentorship ...Helping To Build The Lives OF Young Girls a safe place for girls ages 11 -18 can come for 4 - hours on a Saturday and share things that they maybe facing in their lives. We have designed this program to meet the needs of all girls that would desire to enter into this program. Phone: 404-423-4159

Teach One Academy
Each one...Reach one...Teach one...Our mission is M.otivate, E.ducate, E.mpower (MEE ) young adults and their families.  Phone:  678-215-3475

Young People Matters To develop, implement, and provide programs that have a positive impact on youth ages 10-24 years old and their families who live in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. Phone: (770) 374-2464

Advocares Child Services
Specializing in children with medical and special needs.
3007 Panola Road. Lithonia, GA 30058 Program Director: Teresa 678-499-7906

Parents Against Teenage Prostitution and Exploitation Phone: 404.422.0652

Life After Breath, Inc. a naturopathic/holistic health and wellness company. Provides Breathwork-centric services, products, and education to individuals/groups. Attain integrated body-mind-spirit health as well as interpersonal health. Phone: 404.545.3573.

Atlanta Community Ministries(ACM) www.outofourseats.org
We help creative volunteers and churches build "We come to you" human service/evangelistic ministries that are focused around the  passions, gifts, abilities, and interests of those doing the ministries.

Emergency Child Care -State Certified provides 24hour in-home emergency infant care.
770.808.8812.  South Dekalb area.


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