Are you beginning to advocate for a child with a disability? Are you confused and overwhelmed at school meetings? Are your emotions interfering with your ability to advocate for your child? Are you an experienced advocate who needs a good reference book? In this book, Pete and Pam Wright teach you how to plan, prepare, organize, and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you learn about Your child's disability and educational needs; Creating a simple method for organizing your child's file; Devising a master plan for your child's special education; Roles of experts: consultants and independent evaluators; Writing SMARE IEP goals and objectives; Using test scores to monitor your child's progress; Understanding parent-school conflict, why it is inevitable and how to resolve it; Creating paper trails; writing effective letter; Writing persuasive, Letters to the Stranger; Using worksheets, agenda, and thank you letters; Strategies to improve meeting outcomes; Negotiating for special education services.