Advocacy for Students
with Disabilities

Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings are complex and can be overwhelming for parents to navigate alone. It is difficult, even for the most knowledgeable parent, to know what services must be provided to meet the unique educational needs of his/her child. Access to knowledgeable education advocates is essential for parents to have an equitable seat at the table.

It is also essential for parents to have access to an attorney for legal representation as a means of enforcing the special education mandates when necessary. However, there are insufficient resources in Mississippi that provide both of these services. SEAS seeks to fill this desperate need.

SEAS has extensive experience advocating for and representing students with disabilities. SEAS’ work will be centered around IEP meetings. SEAS’ advocacy and representation will ensure children with disabilities have an opportunity to receive appropriate special education services while helping school districts increase graduation rates and decrease litigation.