Sample Advocacy Letters

Sample Letter Requesting Change in Child's Records

PARENT'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE ZIP CODE
TELEPHONE NUMBER

Date

(Name of Special Education Director)
(Name of School District)
(Address of School)

Dear (Name of Special Education Director):

My child, (child's name) [date of birth] attends (school name). There is a statement in (child's name) (give name of record. For example, "physical therapy evaluation, performed by Ms. Wormwood on June 5, 1999)" that I believe is ("misleading", "inaccurate", and or "in violation of my child's rights") because (give your reasons).

I request that you change (child's name) (name of record) records so they will no longer be ("misleading", "inaccurate", and or "in violation of my child's rights") because (give your reasons).

I look forward to your prompt response to this letter.

Sincerely,

(Your name)
(Your address)
(Your telephone number)

Sample Letter Provided by Family Resource Network, Inc.