Welcome

Welcome to White Hawk Advocacy!  We are special education advocates who believe strongly in the power of inclusion and the need to advance disability rights in our community and the world.  We are passionate about helping people be seen and recognized based on the strength of their abilities and not the definition of their limitations.

White Hawk is here to help guide families through the process of advocating for their loved ones, coach individuals to become stronger advocates for themselves and mentor community groups and businesses in the creation of more inclusive organizations.  Thank you for visiting our site.  We're happy to have you here.
Sincerely,
Chris and Mary Beth Moore

About Us

The inspiration for White Hawk Advocacy came from fighting for feeding rights in school for our son, Gavin.  The name Gavin means White Hawk of Battle.  ​We are two former military intelligence analysts who found our skills to be very valuable in the battle for disability rights in schools. 

Over the course of our journey, we gained valuable knowledge on the special education system and how to defeat the giants in this David and Goliath fight.  Our goal is to end segregation of the special needs population and actively work to create schools and communities that welcome people of all abilities.


IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDEA is a federal law that provides critical protections for special education, ensuring that children with disabilities are able to access the same public educational opportunities as their non-disabled peers.   The goal of IDEA is to provide children with disabilities full participation and equality in educational environments by addressing their cognitive, behavioral, functional and developmental needs in a manner that will prepare them for independence and success in their adult lives.


In 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard a case (Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District) in which the concept of an appropriate education was argued.   
Unanimously the court ruled that children in special education are entitled to an appropriately AMBITIOUS education with the opportunity to meet challenging objectives in light of their unique circumstances.  This is a new legal standard that provides children with disabilities more opportunities than ever before!
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