Special Education Advocate

Holly Correa has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a M.A. in Educational Leadership, a California Administrative Services credential, in addition to a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Her experience teaching students with spectrum challenges such as Asperger’s and Autism, combined with her experience facilitating the IEP process, make her an excellent child advocate. On a personal note, Holly is the mother of a child with high functioning autism and has advocated on his behalf throughout his life. She understands first-hand the impact having a special needs child places on the family, and is passionate about finding just the right combination of support so that everyone thrives.

Please call Holly for your Southern California Advocacy needs. 805 512-2034

Advocacy Training

We have just completed our Advocacy School training classes and the Free School is now open to the public. The nine units cover the entire process from Eligibility to Litigation. The curriculum is perfect for attorneys, psychologists, parents of special needs children and others. Please visit our Online School .

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Child Behavior
Child Psychology
Down Syndrome
Educational Psych
Gifted and Talented
Home Schooling
Juvenile Justice
Learning Disability
Mental Retardation
Psychological Testing
Special Education
Social Skills
Study Skills

Educational Toys

Social Skills
Gifted Kids

Finding Advocates

If you need to find an advocate for your child, try searching the COPAA database of members who represent special needs children.

So. Cal. Links

SpEd Law



Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D.

I am an attorney at law and licensed psychologist (PSY 11415) in California.

I have had over thirty five years of experience with disabled adults and children.

I have created this site to help provide useful news and information for parents, educators and advocates. I am retired from professional practice, however if you need further information you may contact Pause4KIDS my affiliated non-profit organization here.

Specific Disabilities

Visual Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Loss
Developmental Delay
Down Syndrome
Emotional Disturbance
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disability
Spina Bifida
Brain Injury
Other Health

Training Links

It is important that parents have opportunities to enhance their knowlege about their children and the services that are available for them. Here are a few links to orgainizations that provide training.



Psychology License
Child Advocacy
Special Ed


Keri Bowers: Speaker/Filmmaker

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Parent Child Interaction Therapy - Autism Spectrum Disorders

2004 UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute Summer Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders presents Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D. and Beth Goodlin-Jones, Ph.D. on Using Parent Child Interaction Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [Health and Medicine

Source: UCtelevision

Running Time: 01:14:03

The Autism Spectrum Disorders: Beyond Behavior

Dr. Margaret Bauman, Harvard University & Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses some of important and interesting treatment and research implications in studying behavior of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She explores how some behaviors in these individuals are more likely attributed to medical conditions other than ASD itself. Series: "M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders" [11/2006] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education

Source: UCtelevision

Running Time: 01:26:35

Autism: Effective intervention

This panel presentation discusses a national effort to provide guidelines for early intervention treatment for autism spectrum disorders Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [11/2008] [Health and Medicine]

Source: UCtelevision

Running Time: 01:15:22

Typical and Atypical Development

Psych in the City 2007 Dr. Grace Iarocci Developmental Psychology

Source: Simon Frasher University

Running Time: 00:45:58

Cognitive Basis of Behavior in Autism

Dr. Nancy Minshew discusses the cognitive factors that are contributing to some individuals with autism not being able to cope with their emotional dysregulation in social situations often resulting in behavior problems. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [10/2008] [Health and Medicine]

Source: UCtelevision

Running Time: 01:29:24

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