My child is autistic and is not receiving services she should. I have been successful as her advocate for many years. I am not being taken seriously anymore, now I need a bit more guidance; a strong name or firm at the end of my letters or letterhead to prevail. I know how to prepare documents, request for files, and so on. I just need someone to review my case and attend my mediation. Can a flat rate fee be applied to a situation like this? If i explain to an attorney or advocate my budget, can he/she explain what services can be offered? Can an advocate be just as good as an attorney dealing with due process?Needless to say, I have the education to advocate for my child, I know the law and I know my rights.. I have the brains now all I need now is the muscle to get things going.