Working Together for Healthier Minds

Mental Health Association in

Butler County

Educational Advocacy

Educational Advocacy Program is helping parents learn how to navigate through Special Education and the Individual Educational Plans, IEP, in order to get the best education for their child.

 

Educational Advocacy Provides:

• Support at Individual Educational Plans, IEP; Evaluation Reports, ER; and Inter-agency Service Treatment Plan, ISTP, meetings

 

• Information on the special education laws

 

• Help with behavioral intervention ideas

 

• Preparation and Support at Mediation and Due Process Hearings

 

• Can be liaison between the school district and the family

 

Educational Advocacy Provided to the Following School Districts:

• Butler

• Mars

• Seneca Valley

• South Butler

 

• Karns City

• Moniteau

• Slippery Rock

• U-4 Pre-School Classes

 

Resource Materials:

The education Advocacy Program has resource materials for parents on many of the learning and emotional disorders.  Parents can call and request information and it will be mailed to them.

 

 Please contact Lonnie DePolo, Educational Advocate, at 724-287-1965.

Resources are available on the following diagnosis':

• Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

• Aspergers

• Attention Deficiet and Hyper-activit Disorder (ADHD)

• Attention Deficiet Disorder (ADD)

• Dyslexia

 

• Dysgraphia

• Depression

• Conduct Disorder

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

• Behavioral Interventions

 

The educational Advocacy Program has books that children and adults can read in reference to some of the above disorders.

 

Please feel free to contact the Educational Advocacy Program for any educational issues or guidance that might be needed.

 

Phone: 724-287-1965

E-mail: LDepolo@sphs.org

 

 

CONTACT

140 North Elm Street

Butler, PA 16001

 

Local Phone Numbers:

(724) 287 - 1965

(724) 431 - 2207

(724) 287 - 3380

 

Toll-Free Number:

(1 888) 329 - 0468

Fax Number:

(724) 287 - 7090

 

24 Hour Crisis Hot-line:

1-800-292-3866

 

Suicide Prevention Hot-line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)