A2Z Educational Advocates

Every Child Deserves a Certain Amount of Dignity

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Does your child have any of the following disabilities?

  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech/language impairments
  • Intellectual disability
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments (limitations in strength, vitality, or alertness, including AD/HD)
  • Visual impairments
  • Deaf-blindness
  • Autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury

Does this disability adversely affect your child's educational performance?

Is your child being served satisfactorily by your school district?

LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. Call 888 IDEA-ADA (888-4332-232), or contact us for more information.

Organizational Member
member of COPAA
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates


Welcome to the A2Z Educational Advocates website.

A2Z helps parents obtain special education services for their children. We are Special Education Attorneys working to represent parents of special needs kids at every level of the process.

We assist parents with navigating the maze of school districts, including, Individualized Education Program - IEPs, compliance complaints, Due Process hearings, and beyond. We come at this with a unique approach, working on every case as a team, with Parents a vital and active part of that team.

Our Office is located in Sunny Southern California - 881 Alma Real, Suite 309, Pacific Palisades, CA  90272. Phone 888-IDEA-ADA (888-4332-232) or 310-573-1430 FAX (310) 573-1425


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COMMENTARY Special education

By Jane DuBovy

If you’re a parent with a child who has any of the following conditions your child may be eligible for educational assistance from your local school district starting at 3 years: autism, ADD, ADHD, bi-polar, orthopedic, cerebral palsy, a learning disability, visual impairment, fetal alcohol syndrome, and other conditions not on this list.

Educational assistance is provided under the federal law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 states that each child is to be afforded a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Read more...

Congratulations Carrie Watts

March 2013: Carrie Watts was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), for the next year. She is very honored to be serving in this position with such a wonderful organization.

A2Z Educational Advocates wins another case to benefit a 20 year old diagnosed with Autism

Claimant v. Westside Regional Center
Summary:  CR, a 20 year old diagnosed with Autism and a client of the Regional Center was sent notice that she was no longer eligible due to an alleged mis-diagnose of Autism when she was 6 years old. CR had so benefited from early intervention that she appeared "cured" of her diagnosis. CR prevailed when it was shown that the Regional Center's original diagnosis was not "clearly erroneous" and that although CR reflects positively early intervention, Autism is a life long disability that carries with it ongoing social challenges even into adulthood. Read more, including a full copy of the decision

Congratulations Mandy Favaloro

Mandy Favaloro, a special education attorney at A2Z Educational Advocates, has been selected to serve as one of the Instructors for the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocate's (COPAA) Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) program. The SEAT program provides intensive education and training to special education advocates. The training program is the equivalent of two rigorous college classes. The current cohort was launched in January 2013, and is being offered in an online training module to special education advocates from around the country.

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