About Collaborative Advocacy™ Associates: We are special education advocates who provide support to families with children who have special learning needs, such as autism spectrum disorders; specific learning, developmental, or intellectual disabilities; ADD/ADHD; speech & language, orthopedic, visual or hearing impairments; traumatic brain injury; or emotional disturbance. We help you ensure that your school district is providing your child with an educational program and supports that truly meet his or her special needs, and help you determine and pursue your options if the school cannot or will not do so.