"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi

CT Education Advocacy

The Advocacy Office of Jill Chuckas

146876910316922Jill K Chuckas, M.S.W.
Director, Special Education Advocate

Parenting is tough.  Children don't come with a manual and everyday brings with it a new challenge to work through.  When your child has special learning needs, there is a whole other host of hurdles to climb through.  One of the most frustrating things that we, as parents encounter, is when our child is struggling, needs help, and we don't understand the language of those speaking with us in order to get that help. The education system is an incredibly intricate and confusing system to decipher. Families often don't know the right question to ask or the types of supports that are available to their child to assist with their learning challenges. They leave meetings feeling overwhelmed, discouraged and with a loss of trust and faith. Jill's philosophy and methodology is to work with families - not just to advocate for what the child needs - but to empower parent's to have the knowledge to better support their child.


Contact Jill via email or phone.


Jill is seen as a collaborative and dedicated member of the team and works hard to have a strong, positive outcome for each child. 


Jill will work with you to help determine next steps from where ever you are in the special education process.