Navigating the special education system can be daunting and confusing. We work with you to review existing IEP documents and assessments, determine if services being provided are appropriate and support you in understanding special education processes. We help families obtain special education evaluations where appropriate. We also help support the creation and implementation of Section 504 plans for students who do not meet special education criteria. 
•Records review: assessments, IEPs, 504 plans
•Attendance at meetings
•District-funded placements
•Assessment, classroom observation
•Independent Educational Evaluations
•Regional Center, IHSS support




An educational consultant works with the individual needs of students and young adults to find the most appropriate wilderness, school or therapeutic program to support client needs.

AAI staff visit programs nationwide and internationally so they have first-hand experience in which to tailor program recommendations for each client. 

  • Individualized placement recommendations 

  • Local schools: public, private, nonpublic

  • Residential programs for students with mental health challenges: wilderness, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers

  • Admissions assistance

  • Referrals to funding sources



For parents who just need some basic advice, we offer parent coaching support. After an initial consultation, we review documents and provide advice on next steps for parents/guardians to follow.


We help families understand assessment results and draft IEPs.




AAI is pleased to announce a new hands-on learning program. Along with providing academic support and individualized instructional intervention provided by a fully credentialed education specialist, we can also provide therapy services per your child’s IEP by a licensed school psychologist.

We are able to monitor many IEP goals and provide feedback to the school of attendance. We will engage with the family and school to implement your child’s IEP. Let us see if your adolescent in grades 6-12 could be a great fit for this highly specialized small group face-to-face instruction.



The AAI team frequently conducts presentations at professional learning opportunities and conferences, as well as for community and parent groups.

Recent topics have included: IEP v. 504 Plan, Building Trust with Families, and Writing Goals with an Advocate's Eye.


We are happy to discuss how we can help organizations and groups provide relevant information to their constituents.

contact us

16935 West Bernardo Drive,


San Diego, CA 92127


Tel: (858) 485-7500

(858) 755-7843

Fax: (888) 350-1505

Hours of operation 

Mon-Fri: 8AM to 5PM

Sat-Sun: By Appt Only