Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit charitable organization.TASK specializes in special education support for people with all disabilities from birth to age 26 and their families. In the area of assistive technology (AT), we serve all ages, including adults, and help families explore ways to use AT to promote learning, communication, and independence. Our role is to provide emotional support and educate parents about special education systems and processes, so that they can be more effective participants in their child’s education. We help families understand their rights, the processes for requesting assessments, strategies for preparing for the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and transition planning, among other things. We refer families to other disability service providers, agencies and nonprofits to help meet their needs. TASK promotes positive cooperation between families and schools. We do not attend IEPs on parents’ behalf, but provide information, training and resources so that parents can better help themselves.
Multilingual workshops are available online. View the calendar of events here