Why choose a Professional Advocate?
Availability: Our schedule is more flexible - we can meet in the evenings and on weekends and not make you miss any time with your children or your job.
Price: Most of the time we only charge one-third of what an attorney will charge for sometimes what is the very same service, such as preparing NYS 17-A Guardianship documents. We are straight up about our fees - $50.00 an hour. We generally do a guardianship in under 3 hours. Also NYS Notary services are offered for convenience to busy parents.
Experience: I founded this company based on one thought and that was "I can't allow not one parent to go through what is unnecessary in order to help their child. With Autism Time is of Essence. We don't have enough time to teach our children all that we need to as well as obtain the services needed to help us do this. There is more to a child's life with autism than just their school life. Many of the services available, NO ONE at the school will tell you about. These are the services that will lift your child and your family out of where you are now and put you in a better place for the future. My son was diagnosed with moderate-to-severe atypical autism. He is now a successful, social, and happy young adult. The difference between a GOOD Advocate and an Excellent Advocate is one who knows when to turn the case over to an attorney. This is what makes us different. We don't have an ego so big that we don't know when to turn it over to someone who knows more. We conduct a thorough intake and if at any time we feel this case is better suited for an attorney to give you the best results, then we will turn it over at that time to a small, specialized group of disability attorneys and we aren't afraid to do that. There is a fine line that we never cross due to our high level of integrity.
KEEP IN MIND:
We have over 21 years of experience on a personal AND a professional level. Being in the trenches ourselves and certified Mediators in NY State, we can be an effective advocates for you and your child. You WILL get the services delivered with a personalized touch and at your convenience, not some agency. This experience has allowed us be the FIRST to bring to the Southern Tier Community such names as: TEMPLE GRANDIN, BERNIE RIMLAND, SonRise and Raun Kaufmann, TONY ATTWOOD, CAROL GRAY, SEAN BARRON, PECS, Dr. Eric Hollander....these were who taught the professionals who teach and treat our children now. It allowed us to organize the FIRST awareness Walk with Binghamton University Scholars and the FIRST Golf Tournament at Hiawatha Links. These 21 years has created a FOUNDATION in which the professionals, families and legislators look to us for answers yet we are NOT a nonprofit. It is the belief of paying it forward to other families with autism is the most important thing to be done for this epidemic of autism.