Starting Your Business as a Special Education Advocate

(An Optional Course for Special Education Advocates)

Congratulations on making the decision to become a special education advocate (and for many of you, the completion of the BCASE program and becoming a Board Certified Special Education Advocate). Now that you have chosen to embark on this professional journey, what do you do?

The most common question from people who are moving into the field of special education advocacy as a career is: How do I start my own business as a special education advocate?

Starting a successful business or a non-profit organization as a special education advocate requires a great deal of thought, as well as knowledge of where to begin and what you need to know regarding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your specific career aspirations.

NASET has developed a course that addresses the business side of special education advocacy. This program is covered in six (6) practical and comprehensive units. These are: