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Exceptional Advocacy Services

Helping your child reach their highest possible potential




Word of mouth is the best form of advertising; unless it is your own mouth. Please listen to some of my current and previous clients to help you determine if I am the right advocate for you, your child and your situations.






Exceptional Advocacy Services offers full service, expert special education, and section 504 advocacy for students with disabilities in across Georgia and Eastern Alabama, including  Department of Defense (DoDEA) schools. The process is often intimidating, frustrating and confusing for parents but we can help you every step of the way.

We have scoured the planet for the latest information available to help  you help your child. We have accumulated a vast number of resources to better equip you as a parent or guardian of a special needs child.



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"Parenting a child with special needs doesn’t work with a one-size-fits-all plan―it requires a strategy toolbox. Raising Exceptional Children is a thoughtful and compassionate guide that helps you understand the learning and thinking differences of exceptional children and discover tools to help you support your child’s growth without limiting their potential."

-Raising Exceptional Children


Marianne Young is a wife, mother of three, and special education advocate. Mrs. Young found her calling as an advocate for students with disabilities through her youngest child’s learning difficulties, and the challenges she faced while navigating the educational system on his behalf.


Mrs. Young has been advocating for many years and officially opened Exceptional Advocacy Services in 2017. Marianne believes that every child has the capacity to learn and gifts that can be developed. Marianne Young has dedicated her life to working with families, to ensure that all children have access to a quality education. She works full time as a special education advocate in 23 different counties across Georgia and Alabama, including Fort Benning. Mrs. Young also provides trainings about I.E.P and disability specific topics. Marianne is a board member for the Autism Hope Center and Access 2 Independence, a network leader for Autism Society of Alabama, an appointee to the Region Six Advisory Council for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and Author of "Raising Exceptional Children: A Guide to Understanding  Learning Differences and Empowering Your Child."

Mrs. Young is a proud member of Council Of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).



Bibb, BIA, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Cobb, Emanual, Fayette, Gwinnett, Harris, Houston, Jones, Lowndes, Marion, Monroe, Muscogee, Walton, Whitfield, Fort Benning- Georgia

Auburn, Lee, Phenix City, Smith's Station & Russell County - Alabama

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Tel: (888) 392-3782

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What Parents Are Saying

"I don't think there are words to describe how much Marianne's help has meant to me. If you are fighting for your child, you can't do it alone. The schools know that a parent doesn't know the rules and laws the way an advocate does and they will take advantage of it. If you have a child that needs help like me, the best investment you can make in their future is an advocate like Marianne who brings her passion to the table."


—  Tammy

Columbus, GA

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