Parents often report to us a gap between home and school services and as a result, JumpStart is comprised of many loving and passionate staff with extensive background in the education system. We feel this gap is lessened with knowledge and experience and we know that we make a difference because of this. We have years of experience working in various areas of Special Education and with an immensely varying range of developmental disabilities. We have written IEP’s, collected data, worked directly in classrooms as teachers and paraprofessionals, conducted parent/teacher conferences, lead IEP meetings, and we know the reality of what is (and is not) possible within this system.
It is important to us that we provide knowledgeable and professional consultation to current clients regarding preparation for IEP meetings, review of IEP goals, representation as your child’s advocate in meetings, and on-going collaboration between school staff and our staff. What is most important to us is that every professional working with a JumpStart client positively collaborates for the benefit of the child. The saying is that ‘it takes a village’ and we want to be a part of building a positive and productive village of professionals who all have one common goal: the success of your child!