|At Ocean Education Advocacy, we
believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach
his/her potential. We work with families of children
with special educational needs to help them navigate the
laws and regulations of Special Education. We also
work with young adults to help guide them through
transitioning into independent living.
Advocacy was founded to work with
parents/families who have children/adults with special
educational needs. Navigating the educational system
is extremely confusing and intimidating.
Working with an advocate helps families level the
playing field and feel more confident in
achieving their child's or family member's needs.
Although there are no State or Federal licensing
guidelines and/or ethics standards for Special Education
Advocates, Ocean Education
Advocacy is committed to providing
complete, comprehensive services, while maintaining
confidentiality. Our clients' needs are of
utmost concern, and your case will be handled with
due-diligence. From your first contact to your
final IEP meeting, our advocates will walk you throught he
maze of laws, regulations and tactics you will meet along
your child's educational journey.
Having walked this
path many times with our own children, we understand the
emotions that obstruct a parent's path. We assure you
that we are here as a sounding board and facilitator
of your child's right to an appropriate education.
Education Advocacy was founded by
Pamela Braue, a mother of a child wtih severe
special educational and medical needs. She has
spent many years working with families and has
successfully mastered the intricacies of Special
Education laws and regulations.
also has a background as a Paralegal
specializing in Family Law. This
expertise enables her to interpret parts of the law
that families have a difficult time understanding.
Pamela is trained by SPAN NJ (Statewide Parent
Advocacy Network) as a Resource Parent, is a member
of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and
Advocates), and is involved in local educational
organizations. Pamela has over
12 years of
training in researching the law (at
both the State and Federal levels), in addition to
many years of experience navigating the educational
system to achieve the goals and receive
the services needed for her clients.
Pamela has served on many Boards of Directors for
not-for-profit organizations, which include
parental support, organizations for
exceptional children and youth sports
leagues. During this time she worked with
families from all levels and enjoys working with
In addition to her expertise and
experience in the Special Educational field, Pamela
has extensive knowledge of the medical world and
how the healthcare system works. her
experience includes: billing and claims,
referrals, insurance authorizations, pre-existing
conditions, and other areas that can be very
confusing and overwhelming for families.
Pamela has a vast understanding of the services
and resources available for families.