Navigating Your Child Throughout Every Stage of the Journey


Advocating on behalf of your child can be a source of great frustration and fear. Frequently, parents find themselves aware that something isn’t right, yet uncertain about the necessary steps to take or what kind of support they need. At 4 PEAKS Educational Consulting we assist families in collaborating with the school to ensure that your child undergoes a thorough evaluation and receives the necessary educational services required for their academic success. We also collaborate with family, professionals, and community resources to ensure the child’s unique needs are met.


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“My child was just diagnosed. What is the next step?”

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“My child already has an IEP and it’s not working.”

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“My child is in trouble at school. How can I ensure their well-being?”

WHY 4 PEAKS Educational Consulting?

For Positive Educational Advocacy, Knowledge, and Support on the Journey!

For Financial Feasibility

We ensure that financial difficulties never hinder access to our services. Our commitment to quality remains unwavering, offering tailored, affordable rates, reduced fees, and payment plans. Our focus is on meeting the needs of the child, not maximizing profit.

Positive Educational Advocacy

Our priority is the child’s needs at the meeting table. Our approach fosters open dialogue, removing emotional tension. We avoid aggressive tactics, instead focusing on preserving the family-school district relationship while advocating for special education needs.

Knowledge for Decision Making

We are committed to equipping families with accurate information so they can make well-informed decisions about their child’s needs. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, together we can tackle those big decisions and empower families to take the lead in their child’s journey. From bullying to Medicaid waivers to connections for job coaching, we provide comprehensive support and information to drive the decision-making process.

Support Through Personal Experience

With nearly two decades of collective advocacy experience for children with unique needs, our team is not only a dedicated group of advocates but also parents who have walked similar paths. Understanding the emotions and aspirations you hold for your child’s future; we have supported families across various educational phases—from early interventions to transitioning into adulthood. Annually, we guide a significant number of parents on their journeys, forging long-lasting relationships with many from before preschool to beyond graduation.

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Basic Parent Guide to Special Education in Virginia

Download this guide to get information on how Special Education works in the state of Virginia so you can become a better advocate for your child.

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