Flat Fee Services

Meeting Advice and Prep Session:

Helpful if you are wondering:

  • What is the school trying to do?
  • Am I asking for something reasonable?
  • How am I most likely to get something accomplished for my child?
  • What’s my immediate priority?
  • Am I talking to the right school professionals?

Format:

45-minute phone session

You will take away:

On-the-spot tips and tactics for your next email, phone call or meeting with the school

Turning 18/Transfer of Rights Package:

Helpful if you are wondering:

  • How do my parental rights change when my student turns 18?
  • What responsibilities will my student have to take over?
  • How can I both protect my young adult and encourage his/her autonomy?
  • I’ve heard of Supported Decision-Making, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts, ABLE accounts and more; what do I need for my specific young adult and situation?
  • How do I best advocate for my adult child?
  • How can the school help prepare my child?

Format:

90-minute strategy session in person or by phone, pre-session document review, post-session follow-up (assumes about 3 hours of work)

You will take away:

Written action steps (e.g. summary, to-do list, draft or ghost=write correspondence to initiate action, other)

North Star© Strategic Person-Centered Planning Package:

Helpful if you are wondering:

  • How do I plan holistically for the future?
  • Can we honor lofty goals while being realistic at the same time?
  • How can I be confident that baby steps now will lead to desired outcomes later?
  • What if a key stakeholder has unrealistic expectations?
  • How can I create an appropriate future for my child when others have too-low expectations?
  • What is the “North Star” planning model?
  • How can I translate long-term goals into action items I can realistically take on now?

Format:

120-minute facilitated team meeting starting with the adult life domains of employment, post-secondary education, independent living, social-emotional life, and self-determination; moves through medium-term goal-setting and ends with concrete action steps. Includes meeting prep and facilitation, and generation of post-session written and visual summaries. (assumes about 4 hours of work)

You will take away:

Written, concrete realistic action items addressing all priority areas; long-term roadmap to return to that balances overall strategy with flexibility and course correction; sense of hope and security for your loved one’s future.

School Support Strategy Package:

Helpful if you are wondering:

  • Is the school addressing my child’s needs as well as they can be?
  • What else might be available to my child?
  • I don’t know what I don’t know; what am I missing?
  • How can I feel heard by my professional counterparts?
  • How can I be the strongest advocate possible for my child?
  • Is my student’s program built to open post-secondary doors?
  • Is my child’s paperwork complete?
  • What does my child’s paperwork mean?

Format:

90-minute strategy session in person or by phone, pre-session document review, post-session follow-up (assumes about 3 hours of work)

You will take away:

Written action steps (e.g. summary, to-do list, draft or ghost-write correspondence to initiate action, other)

College Prep Package:

Helpful if you are wondering:

  • How do my parental rights change when my student moves from high school to college?
  • What responsibilities will my student have to take over?
  • Which accommodations exist at the university level?
  • How do we navigate accommodations and supports on a college campus?
  • Should my student disclose his/her disability on college applications?
  • How do I best advocate for my adult student?
  • How can high school help prepare my child?

Format:

90-minute strategy session in person or by phone, pre-session document review, post-session follow-up (assumes about 3 hours of work)

You will take away:

Written action steps (e.g. summary, to-do list, draft or ghost-write correspondence to initiate action, other)

speaker event attendees

North Star© processes

facilitated IEPs

years experience

Reach Out

Location: Austin, TX

Telephone: (512) 565-8634

Email: caroline@middlewaylaw.net

Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm