Cape Cod Advocate will partner with you to help navigate the special education maze to achieve the most appropriate education for your child.
We customize our services to your needs, including guiding you through the entire process or just portions of it, or combining several services.
Find out more information about the comprehensive services we offer and variety of disabilities we are experienced and trained to advocate for on behalf of families.
Parenting children with special needs can be challenging, especially when it comes to navigating the process of obtaining an appropriate education for your child.
Advocates Christine Riley, Tina Qvarnstrom and Michel Gilmore have walked in your shoes. Take a look at the resources they recommend as expert advocates and as parents: Links to schools systems, recommended reading and a handy glossary of terms.
We are experienced advocates providing education advocacy for children of all ages and disabilities across Cape Cod, the Islands and surrounding communities.
Christine Riley is a nationally recognized advocate and certified mediator. She established Cape Cod Advocate in 2005 and has served hundreds of families in every school district on Cape Cod and the Islands. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops for parents, advocates, teachers and school administrators. Christine has previously served as a board member of SPaN, Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School and St. Peter’s Nursery School. Her education and training includes FCSN, Wrightslaw, Suffolk Law School Advanced Legal Studies, SEAT and ISEA. For more information, please see Christine's detailed qualifications.
Tina Qvarnstrom joined the practice in 2012, and is FCSN trained with extensive experience with adoption issues and how they impact education and autism. Tina conducts Ask the Advocate workshops and presentations on behalf of FCSN at area schools. For more information, please see Tina's detailed qualifications.
Michel Gilmore became a member of the Cape Cod Advocate team in 2017, bringing with her 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher. She is FCSN and Wrightslaw trained and holds a Master of Education degree. Michel's practical knowledge of how learning disabilities affect students in the classroom gives her unique insight when advocating on behalf of children. For more information, please see Michel's detailed qualifications.
We invite you to learn read what parents say about Cape Cod Advocate's positive impact on their children, families and education.