Empowering children with learning differences through strength-based solutions.


As a parent of a child with disabilities, navigating the school system can be an overwhelming and frustrating process. It’s difficult to know if your child is getting everything she or he needs in order to be successful and happy in school. Prioritizing services, supports, and outside therapies, can be a daunting process.

The team of special education advocates at Arnold Advocacy, supports and advises families with children with disabilities to more effectively navigate the public or private school system. Using a team-oriented approach, they ensure that students have access to all of the services and accommodations they specifically need, to be their best selves. They also provide in-home support to families to implement strategies that improve behavior, focus, and organization. Arnold Advocacy works with families of students ages 3‑22.

Arnold Advocacy’s goal as special education advocates is to ensure that all parents of students with disabilities are provided with the knowledge and background to be their child’s best advocate. They put your child first, and spend time with your family to ensure a deep knowledge and understanding of your child across a multitude of environments.

Please contact the team of special education advocates at Arnold Advocacy to learn more.


CVNL Excellence in Board Leadership Award

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership CVNL Announces 31st Annual Heart of Marin Award Recipients

The Excellence in Board Leadership Award (sponsored by BioMarin) was presented to Dr. Colleen Arnold, Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center. Dr. Arnold began on the Board offering free training to parents and caretakers to empower families of children with disabilities. She created the Inclusive Santa event for children with disabilities featuring a calm, sensory-friendly environment, and an understanding Santa. She is an advocate for disability representation and has helped build strategic partnerships and alliances to increase and streamline resources and support for disabled children, individuals, and families.

CVNL Excellence in Board Leadership Award 2023


Client Testimonial

“On Thursday, my daughter will begin her freshman year at our local High School.

Never thought I’d actually write that sentence. I’m writing it because of you. I am SO ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for the work you did on behalf of my daughter. You’ve given my beautiful and brilliant kid something to believe in, something to fight for, something to dream about. THANK YOU.”

–Parent of a student with disability

Join Our Team

Special Education Associate Advocate (Part‑time)

The Special Education Associate Advocate’s role is to support and advocate for clients through the 504/IEP process.

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2024 Inclusive Santa

Capture the magic of a sensory friendly Santa coming to the Northbay!
inclusive santa event gallery

See Santa on a horse-pulled carriage, get professional photos, and receive a gift. Sign up for our delightful holiday parade!

Saturday, December 7, 2024 at 2‑5 pm

View past event photo gallery

Flipping the Script ZOOM Training

Learn how ‘scripting’ (delayed echolalia) is beneficial to autistic individuals.

Feel free to join in! All ages and abilities are welcome. Bring some normalcy back into the lives of our students and connect with other children in a safe format!

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2020 at 3–5 pm

Create a Vision Statement for Your Child

Wouldn’t it be great to have a one-page personalized vision statement about your child to accompany IEP meetings or to have ready prior to school and/or teacher transitions? You can! We’ve developed a quick and convenient template to help you and your family keep all the pertinent information about your child’s educational profile, in one place. Fill out the template today and be prepared for your child’s next meeting!