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Welcome to

the Community Alliance for Special Education

Providing special education advocacy services in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 40 years


Our Mission

CASE, the Community Alliance for Special Education, is an education and disability justice nonprofit that supports students and their families as they navigate special education services in public schools. We believe that all students have the right to a high-quality education. Our mission is to empower students, their families, educators, and other professionals to advocate for students with disabilities and to ensure that they have equitable access to the resources and support they need to thrive.

What Our Clients Say

“I should have done this earlier but I wanted to let you know William Long has been a blessing to our family. William has helped our family during the long IEP process and we were able to get the staffing [our daughter] needs to help her in her immediate academic future. The previous year we gave the same message to the school but William took it to another level.  We were previously ignored without William. We will be using William with concerns and IEPs moving forward because we know how beneficial it is to have his strong presence. Thanks again for sending William our way.”

Mark H.

Our Services



Our process starts with a FREE 45-minute consultation with a special education advocate.  Consultations are held via phone or Google Meet.  



We thoroughly review IEPs, assessments, medical records, and other documents - and help students and families understand how to turn very technical documents into support and services at school. 

Mentorship and Training

We offer training and support for students, families, educators, and other professionals to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the individualized education for students with disabilities.

Direct Advocacy Services

CASE advocates attend IEP and Section 504 meetings with students and their families.


families and their 125 students supported in direct advocacy in the 2022-2023 school year


free consultations conducted in the 2022-2023 school year


hours of IEP meeting attendance in the 2022-2023 school year

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