Working with an advocate can help you find the confidence and strength to ask for what you already know your child needs.
Your advocate is not here to be your voice, just to help you find and refine your voice.
Meg uses her years of experience as a licensed K-12 special education teacher plus her knowledge as a parent to help busy families ask for what their child needs most in school.
Meg Flanagan has worked in education since 2008. She holds an M.Ed in Special Education with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Specific Learning Disabilities, and ADHD. Meg has taught exceptional children in traditional classrooms and in homeschools across the country and around the world.
With two children of her own, Meg understands how important parents are to the education process. Her goal is to help you find your voice and feel confident!
I can’t say enough about Meg!! We moved in late Jan and our daughter was having some issues in school. A fellow friend told me about Meg and I immediately contacted her. She has helped us SO much. My daughter is on grade level for reading and has improved greatly in math. All around just her enjoyment of school has improved. Meg helped me with my communication between her teachers and myself to make sure (my child) was receiving the support she needed!
Meg was great about answering my questions and put my mind to ease! Thank you!
When looking for an advocate it was very important to me that I found someone to fight for my child as I was, had great communication skills and the ability to get results quickly. I got this and so much more with Meg. She not only got the results quickly, but also taught me as a parent how to communicate better with the school. Which has made things in other areas so much easier. She’s wonderful at this and it’s obvious this is more than a job to her, it’s her passion.
Your expertise and advice has made all the difference – it gave me the format to push back with and the confidence to keep pestering them when they insisted I just wanted my kid to be “special.”
I can list so many great things about working with Meg to get my son a 504 at school. She made the process quick and easy. She’s not scared to hold the school accountable and call them out when it’s needed. Most importantly she treats our kids like she would her own. Her passion is beyond apparent for the kids she works so hard for.
MilKids Consulting has a clear understanding of the needs of the vulnerable children in this population. Level headed, clear objectives and easily understood are hallmarks of work provided. From the mother of multiple children with special needs. Open to promoting valued resources for all children.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused at IEP meetings. So much jargon and so many data points! Before you sign something you don’t understand, consult with Meg to help you navigate the finer points of the IEP.
504 Plans can be overlooked and undervalued, but they are so important to help students succeed at school. Don’t let the school bully you into agreeing to a plan that doesn’t make sense. Or drop the ball on the accommodations your child needs.
Gifted children are in a tough spot: not federally recognized, but with tons of academic needs that need support. Help your school understand your gifted or high achieving child when you work with Meg. She’ll explain your child’s needs and provide opportunities for the school to add academic challenges.