Group LLC assists parents of children who are experiencing difficulty
in school. We work with parents of children who are in regular
education, those who suspect their child may have a disability, and
those whose children already have an IEP or a 504 Plan.
Our Core Beliefs
Following are core beliefs upon which our mission, our approach to consulting, and our services are based:
which are part of the mass education enterprise, are intended and
designed to address the broad needs of all children and then,
secondarily, individual student’s unique needs.
is no federal or state requirement for schools to provide the level of
educational benefit needed to maximize any child's potential.
- Parents whose children have challenges and experience difficulty in school must be
knowledgeable, skilled, confident, advocates for their children who
understand local school operations and procedures, all applicable laws,
regulations, and standards, and who understand and use sound advocacy
- Parents whose children have unique needs must
thoroughly understand and be able to explain in detail the challenges
their children face in school - how their child’s challenges impact
access to classroom instruction and their child’s learning.
must work collaboratively with school staff members to create solutions
to their child's school problems, get and keep those solutions in
place, and monitor progress.
- Parents know their child better than anyone else.
are natural advocates for their children. When outside parties are
brought to school team meetings, trust and collaboration are often
Millwood Group LLC was founded by Al Early. During the latter years of a long career as a school administrator, becoming an independent consultant who could assist parents with their problem solving for their children who were having significant negative experiences in school, emerged as a career objective. This objective became a reality in 2013, when Al retired from school administration and the "Millwood Group" became a limited liability company (LLC) through which Al now provides educational consulting services.
Millwood Group LLC is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services.