It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. -- Harvey S. Firestone
Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they - not someone else - must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated. -- Ernest Istook
Education is all a matter of building bridges. -- Ralph Ellison

Welcome to Kids First Advocacy

Our name says it all.

Your child has special needs. That means as a parent you do as well. Making decisions and resolving issues that most parents don’t face can be overwhelming, frightening, exhausting, and stressful.

Whether your child has autism, ADD, developmental delays, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, and speech and language impairment – with more than 16 years of experience we can help.
 
Kids First Advocacy provides the guidance of experts to support you in making positive decisions proactively to assist your child. Whether you’re preparing your child for that first visit to the dentist or ensuring that your child has the right support to succeed in college, we work with you to plan for successful outcomes. With our Parent Consulting services, we assess your needs and challenges and create strategies that will have positive outcomes for your child at home, in school, and in your community.
 
Children spend a significant amount of their lives in school. We also offer IEP/504 Plan Special Education Advocacy services to maximize the success of that time. We help you develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that are designed to meet your child's unique needs. IEPs should provide educational benefit, preparing your child for further education, employment, and independent living. As public schools across Michigan continue to struggle financially, children with special needs are at great risk of not receiving the education they require and deserve.
 
We advocate and teach you how to navigate the complex special education system, cementing your role as your child’s best advocate. 
 
The road to success is long. We can help, but it starts with you.
 
Give your child a better chance to succeed in life.  
 
Call Kids First Advocacy today at 248-890-0584. We put kids first.(SM)
 

“I’ve known Carla Marymee for more than 10 years after their family moved here from California. Her son, Evan who has ASD, entered Green Elementary School as a fourth grade student when I was principal. I spoke to school staff in California to find out what services Evan would need at Green. I learned that Carla had a reputation as a strong advocate not only for her son, but for other children with special needs. She advocated for her son and helped create one of the first elementary school programs in California for children with high-functioning autism.
 
In the West Bloomfield School District, Carla continued to passionately advocate and address learning challenges head on. She brought paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and behaviorists together to find creative ways to help Evan. I’ve seen Evan’s growth first-hand from the 4th grade to his many accomplishments as a Senior in high school. As a retired educator of 41 years and principal of 28 years, I highly recommend Carla. Her work as an advocate speaks for itself.”

Kathy Sheiko, Retired Principal of Green/Sheiko Elementary School, West Bloomfield School District

To schedule a 1-hr. IEP Educational Consultation, call us today at 248-890-0584.

Email: carla@kidsfirstadvocacy.com

For more info:

Phone: 248-890-0584  
carla@kidsfirstadvocacy.com