Simplifying a Complex Web
I work with parents of children with disabilities to help make sense of the complicated process for getting services in K-12 and higher education settings. I can help you understand the system and your rights, crystallize the accommodations you are seeking and advocate for you when you hit a roadblock. I believe that path to obtaining the correct services begins with educating parents, and then bringing schools and parents together to plan for long term success. At times, parents need an advocate to speak for them when interacting with school officials; as a former school administrator and civil rights attorney, I can be instrumental in opening communication between families and schools. I will work with you to develop a course of action for obtaining the services your child needs, and will assist you in communicating with the school and fighting for your rights when necessary.
I am available to advise parents who seek to develop, revise or implement powerful Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 Accommodation Plans. I can also be of assistance for parents of children who are academically successful but have disabilities such as anxiety, depression, anorexia or other issues that might require support from their school.
The transition from high school to college is also a time when students and their parents need to understand the different legal framework applicable in the higher education context. I provide consultation and advocacy for students as they navigate the post-secondary world, so that they can be prepared to adapt and flourish in college and beyond.
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Accommodation Plan development, implementation and advocacy
- Impartial Hearings
- Manifestation Determination Review Representation
- Behavior Intervention Plans
- Transition to College
- Accommodations in Higher Education
For more information, please email Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org.