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Support Groups

Having a child with any type of special needs can be challenging. Participating in support groups can help you sort through the confusion and give all parties a safe place to express fears and frustrations involved in the bureaucracy of finding the right kind of help that is needed at a specific time in your life.

This is also a wonderful platform to share information on past and present experiences that can be beneficial for others to hear.

We currently offer 4 group meetings to address our clients needs. If you would like to participate, please contact our office for dates and times:

Group 1

  Parents and guardians of children with special needs.

Group 2

  Siblings and other family members to better understand how to deal with all of the issues that arise in a special needs household.

Group 3

  Adults with learning differences.

Group 4

  Young adults with learning differences (Ages 12-18).

Group 5

  Educational workshops with specific topic of interest and guest speakers.

If you would like to host your own support group that helps families in need and would like more information about our facility, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (831) 649-1010

Educational Advocacy

As an Educational Advocate, we represent the student and family in obtaining the best possible modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids that will support the student in participating in and benefiting from all educational programs and activities. In addition, we work with families and schools to insure that the appropriate assessments are used to determine a student’s current level of educational performance, and that an education plan is solidly based on the needs of the student.

We can help you:

  •  Understand the laws regarding education and special educational needs.

  •  Assist in letter writing.

  •  Review and understand correspondence.

  •  Develop a draft IEP that will work for your child (relevant, measurable and obtainable goals with objectives).

  •  Guide you through the process of making complaints and filing for due process.

  •  Help prepare documentation to support the programs your child needs to be successful.

  •  Know the difference between an IEP and a 504 and when to execute the process.

  •  Attend IEP meetings and advise on strategies to use IEP meetings in the most efficient way to get a true "Individualized Education Program" that your child deserves.

For more information on education laws and creating an IEP or 504 Plan, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone. (831) 649-1010

Educational Counseling

Monterey Bay Educational Center takes a balanced approach to education and well being. MBEC facilitates open communication between parents, students, and teachers to promote academic success. MBEC matches the students learning style with the optimal program to best ensure academic accomplishment.

For more information, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (831) 649-1010

Educational Testing

Educational Diagnostic Testing can determine your child's educational needs or learning styles. These assessments provide the information you need to properly advocate for your child. Whether you need a brief screening or an extensive diagnostic assessment for your child, the results provide detailed information on how your child learns and processes information. 

For more information, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (831) 649-1010

Test Proctoring

Test Proctoring

The Monterey Bay Educational Center provides proctors for students that are currently attending Brigham Young University, and other Online Distance Learning programs. The Monterey Bay Educational Center may be approved with other organizations depending on the current institutions guidelines.

Test Preparation

The Monterey Bay Educational Center matches the student with a qualified independent instructor for one-on-one support session(s) to prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, and CAHSEE. 

For more information, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (831) 649-1010

After School Support

After School Support is not designed to be one-on-one tutoring. It is designed as homework support for the student and is open to any 6th - 12th grade student in the region. Students may work independently, or in a group, with supervision. Guidance and help are provided by qualified independent instructors on an as-needed basis. Students can attend a maximum of 12 hours per week for one flat affordable rate. Saturdays are available with advanced notice and an additional fee. 

For more information, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (831) 649-1010

Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is designed to assist the student in the program that they are already enrolled. We realize that each student learns differently and we tailor our tutoring session to meet each student's needs. Our qualified independent instructors work one-on-one with the student to develop their skills, increase self-confidence, and provide them with strategies and help so they can succeed in school. 

For more information, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (831) 649-1010

Day Student Program

The Monterey Bay Educational Center operates as an educational brokerage house for independent study programs the meets the needs of students from 6th through 12th grade. MBEC matches the learning style with the optimal accredited program to best ensure academic accomplishment.

  • Day Students work one-on-one with qualified instructors throughout the day.

  • High School Student program schedules offer flexibility. High School Students have a unique opportunity for college prepatory and/or vocational education training.
  • Middle School programs prepare student with the skills they need for High School and beyond. 
  • Monterey Bay Educational Center encourages all potential students and families to experience our center first hand. This program pioneers the combination of traditional education with individualized attention.

For more information on education laws and creating an IEP or 504 Plan, please contact the office via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone. (831) 649-1010