Providing support, guidance, and nonlawyer advocacy services.

Hawk Advocates began because Heather Hawk believes that no one should go through the special education, school discipline, or social security disability system alone. Heather provides essential advocacy services to children and youth with disabilities and students lost or in trouble at school. She helps families understand the school system, the special education system, and school discipline process.

Heather helps families navigate the special education process from evaluation and eligibility to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan and supports them all the way through transition services and graduation. With Heather’s ongoing support, parents become confident advocates for their children.

Advocacy services can be crucial to a student facing suspension, expulsion, manifestation determinations, and/or reassignment to another program or school. Throughout the school discipline process or disciplinary hearings, Heather provides guidance and support. Heather works with agencies and attorneys when needed for a student to receive a free appropriate public education.

Have a Question? Need help? Call or text Heather at ph# 239-823-9573 now to discuss your concerns.

Advocacy Fee's

Hawk Advocates provides affordable, nonlawyer, skilled advocacy and representative services for those in need. Heather’s hourly fees are reasonable. Payment plans are available for clients that need them. Heather may be able to offer fees on a sliding scale. The sliding scale is based on federal poverty guidelines and uses the families income and family size to determine the fee.

Heather’s education, experience, and training include:

Navigating special education and school discipline systems

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 504)