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AK - Alaska

AL - Alabama

Trecia C.Benefield
PO Box 434
Jasper, AL 35502
Phone: (205) 387-0159
Fax: (205) 387-0162

Susan Shirock DePaola
1726 West Second Street, Suite B
Montgomery AL
Phone: (334) 262-1600

Law Offices of Sears & Sears, P.C.
Shane T. Sears and James D. Sears, attorneys at law
Experienced in assisting parents of special needs children in obtaining a Free And Public Education (FAPE) under the IDEIA

One Chase Corporate Center
Suite 400
Birmingham, Alabama 35244
Phone (205) 313-6334
Fax (866) 754-9453

Daphne Office
7096-B Stone Drive
Daphne, Alabama 36526
Phone�(251) 621-3485
Fax�(251) 621-3486

AR - Arkansas

AZ - Arizona

Julianne Cartwright
3565 N. Benton
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: (928-753-7567

CA - California

Timothy A. Adams
20042 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 698-0239
Fax: (714) 698-0243

Advocacy Associates, Inc.
Gretchen Bauer, Administrative Assistant
16935 West Bernardo Drive Suite 103
San Diego, Ca 92127
Office phone: (858)485-7500
Schedule an appointment: (858) 740-8669
Fax (858) 485-6676 Advocacy Associates. Inc.
We provide educational advocacy and consulting to help children and their families get appropriate educational programming. Our services include consulting services, testing, records review, classroom observation, and educational consultation to decide a child�s special educational needs. We work with parents, school district staff and outside agencies to get the necessary services for a Free and Appropriate Public Education. We attend IEP and 504 meetings with parents to ensure the school team discusses all relevant information. We will work with the team to plan curriculum, the IEP, review the child�s annual goals for appropriatness and measurability. We also will work with the team to secure an appropriate educational setting with necessary supports and services for the child.

Kevin Ardalan
822 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (877) 273-2526
Fax: (714) 972-4918
Our office provides assistance to individuals seeking special education and related services. Call toll free for a free consultation.

Arlene Bell, M.A. J.D.
1158 26th Street, #269
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 829-2029
Practice focuses on special education law and serves clients in Southern California. Legal services are also available for guardianships, conservatorships and step-parent adoptions.

Jillian Bonnington
1081 N. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949)715-3876
Fax: (949)715-3876
I own a company called POSSIBILITIES. I have been an advocate for 6 years. I am a law student and have worked with many parents here and have an extensive reference list of past clients. I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Epilesy, and ED Cases.

Ed Brostoff
2715 Armstrong Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 664-9312
As a parent and retired teacher I have sat on both sides of the IEP table. For the last six years I have been sitting on the parent's side assisting parents in the IEP process. Call for a free phone consultation.

Susan Burnett, PhD
Educational Advocate
4477 La Serena Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: (714) 985-0922

Cochrane & Nelson, Attorneys
12315 Oak Knoll Road, #110
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 486-3699

Patricia E. Cromer
708 Summersong Lane
Encinita, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 632-1748
Fax: (760) 632-7478

Elizabeth Essner
Advocates for Education
14069 Loma Rio Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070-5412
Phone: (408) 741-1404
Fax: (408) 741-1418

Eric Freedus, Esq.
5008 Nighthawk Way
Oceanside, CA 92056-5443
Phonr: (760) 726-9919
Fax: (760) 726-5008
Litigation since 1974. Special Education hearings, mediations and counseling on behalf of parents and students. Over 30 years litigation experience.

Joyce Lane Ginsberg
Professional Advocate
650 Randall Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-9399
States Served: MI, CA, NY, IL
I'm on the Board and an officer of COPAA.

David M. Grey
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 444-1980
Fax: (310) 444-1970
Special Education Law on behalf of parents and students. IEPs, Due Process, Mediations.

Stefan Hanson
419 Main Street, #265
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 414-9300
Fax: (714) 969-9983
States Served: Serving Southern California

Kamoroff & Associates
1720 E. Garry Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (949) 474-0302
Fax: (949) 474-0306
Our scope of representation includes, but is not limited to, representing children and young adults with special needs, disabilities and learning deficiencies throughout the Individualized Education Program ("IEP") process, compliance complaint investigations, Due Process Fair Hearings, Federal and State Court actions, appellate proceedings, contracts, mediation and settlement negotiations.

Nancy J. LoDolce
1400 N Dutton Ave Ste 21
Santa Rosa CA 95401
Phone: (707) 544.4600
Fax: (707) 545-1522
States Served: No. CA
Nancy J. LoDolce focuses her law practice on representing parents with children in actions involving special education placement, in expulsion matters and in other claims involving juveniles.

Kathleen M. Loyer
940 Calle Amanecer, Suite L
San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone:�(949) 369-1082
Fax:�(949) 366-6836�
Practice focuses on Education Law, serving the needs of clients in the areas of Special Education, Section 504, Regular Education Issues, Disciplinary Actions (Expulsions/suspensions) Regional Center & CCS clients

The Advocacy & Learning Center
Claudia Lowe
3941 Park Dr, #20, PMB114
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: (916) 939-3905
Fax: (916) 339-2475
States Served: all areas
Online resource for help and support on issues related to IDEA, IEPs, Section 504, 504 plans, behavior plans, disabilities that impact learning, advocacy, transition, and more.

Valerie Montague
662 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone: (415) 789-5693

Susan Moroff
Special Education Advocate
(760) 727-2473
(760) 597-1742
Serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange County California.

"Every child in California is entitled by law to a free appropriate education tailored to the specific unique needs of the student."

As parents do we understand our child's special needs? Have you tried to obtain appropriate education specifically designed for your child? Do they have the opportunity to achieve their highest level of potential in their classroom setting?

As parents, we are guaranteed the right to be part of a team effort in the planning of our child's educational journey. However, trying to get through the maze of Special Education Federal and State laws can be very stressful and overwhelming.

I can help develop an Individualized Educational Plan to obtain social, emotional and educational goals, assessments in areas of suspected disabilities, receive services specifically designed for your child's special needs and help determine the best placement for your child.

Advocacy for Special Education Students
ND Consulting & Advocacy
Nick Davaei, J.D., Special Education Advocate
2522 Chambers Rd., Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 417-9955
Fax: (714) 242-7304
I have 10 years of experience in the area of Special Education on both sides of the table; private and public sector. I have taught Special Education, and served as the Due Process Liaison/Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for one of the largest school districts in United States. I am a Law School graduate and have earned a Juris Doctorate Degree. I have attended many IEP meetings over the past several years and achieved great success for these wonderful students. I have assisted parents successfully through the IEP process, Section 504 meetings, Expulsion Hearings, and Due Process proceedings including Hearings, Mediations and Resolution session conferences. We provide Professional Advocacy services to students and remain committed to achieving great success for our families.

Kristina Nicole, B.M., M.A., J.D.
Educational Consultant
760 N. Euclid St., Suite 209
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 991-9357
Fax: (714) 224-1440
I assist families with children in special education. Advocacy services include attendance at IEP meetings and other school meetings, parent education and case management.

Kitty Petty
ADD/LD Institute (KPI)
410 Sheridan Ave., Ste 339
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2020
Phone: (650) 329-9443
Fax: (650) 321-5939
I help families and individuals all over the world dealing with ADD and/or LD challenges. KPI publishes a biminthly newsletter, "The ADDventurer" and host monthly adult discussion groups and speaker meetings, also an annual symposium. Our referral network is the largest in CA; lending library (for KPI members) of over 450 titles: books, audio & video tapes on all issues across the life span. Provide one-on-one and family consulting, provide inservice teacher training, speak at hospital grand rounds, colleges and universities, radio/TV, agencies. Kitty volunteers for the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Juvenile Probation Dept. in providing parent educa- tion, and as a Project Y.E.A. volunteer.

Jane F. Reid
Post Office Box 715
Occidental, CA 95465
Phone: (707) 874-9539
Fax: (707) 874-2718

K. Lenore Rosenfeld
25876 The Old Road #155
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-1713
Phone/fax: (661)288-1323

Ross Educational Services
Daniel Ross
12288 Wintergreen
Etiwanda, CA 91739
Phone: (909) 938-4644
Advocate for children with Learning Disabilities serving families in the Inland Empire.

Adam M. Sacks
4335 Willow Glen Street
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 253 6795
Fax: (310) 388 3077
Special ed expert and advocate. Handle IEP's, Mediations and Due Process hearings. Happy to help you.

David Sherman, Esq
Sherman & Ziegler Attorneys
2740 Van Ness Ave, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 924-1300
Fax: (415) 927-2666
Experienced litigator serving special education students

A. Samuel Spital & Associates
Samuel Spital
8880 Rio San Diego Dr, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Phone: (619) 583-0350
Fax: (619) 583-1850
Toll Free: (888) 600-0700
Former Deputy Attorney General & Probation Officer. We specialize in an array of education law issues. A law firm that Cares! Since 1971. Free Consultation

Valerie Vanaman
14001 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 990-7722
Serving Southern California area.

Anne M. Zachry
Camarillo, CA
Phone: (877) 536-5940
Fax: (208) 485-3257
States served = USA
I have successfully represented students with special needs for over 10 years, including Due Process Fair Hearing and Compliance Complaints in California. I have significantly curtailed my representative duties, preferring to train parents to represent themselves. Much of the information you need to represent your child can be found at our web site,, including downloadable Form Letter Templates for common documents, such as requesting assessments, calling IEP meetings, and obtaining copies of school records. IEP Critiques and Evidence Packet Preparation Services are also available.

Stanley M. Ziegler, Esq.
Sherman & Ziegler Attorneys
2740 Van Ness Ave #300
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 924-1300, (415) 479-2334
Fax: (415) 927-2666, (415) 472-4441,
Experienced litigator serving special education students

CO - Colarado

Advocacy for the Whole Child
4313 South Andes Way #204
Aurora, CO 80015
Phone: (303) 680-6741
Fax: (303) 680-5495
States Served: CO, TX, MO, CA, etc.
Collaborative of ADVOCATES who have received a certificate in special education advocacy from the Advocacy Project. All states served. Phone/e-mail consultation, meeting attendance, parent support, educator training, full service advocacy. Advocates specialize in learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities.

Jacqueline Bostic
899 Logan, Suite 311
Denver, CO 80203
Fax: (303) 839-5178
Serving CO�- Denver City and County

PEAK Parent Center
611 N. Weber St. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (800) 284-0251
Fax: (719) 531-9400
PEAK Parent Center's mission is to ensure that individuals with disabilities lead rich, active lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities. To fulfill this mission, PEAK provides information, training, and technical assistance to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

CT - Connecticut

Andrea Alvarez
10 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203-899-1111
Fax: 203-853-9246
States served: NY, CT
As a former Director of Special Education, Andrea is now devoting her skills and expertise as a Special Education Advocate helping students with disabilities access necessary services to be successful in the classroom.

Collaborative Advocacy Associates
Noreen J. O'Mahoney, C.S.W., S.D.A.
P.O. Box 575
Wilton, CT 06897-0575
Phone: (203) 221-4555
Fax: (203) 762-3748
States Served: CT, NY
Mrs. O'Mahoney is Founder and Director of Collaborative Advocacy Associates, which provides comprehensive advocacy/mediation services for children with special learning needs, from birth to college age and across the spectrum from developmentally disabled to gifted and talented. Services: Parent Coaching; IEP/504 Plan Reviews/Development; PPT/CSE Attendance; Negotiation; Due Process Mediations, and related support services. Serving CT and nearby NY State.

Nora Belanger
10 Wall Street Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: (203) 854-8597 Fax: (203) 854-5344
I represent individuals with disabilities in special education matters including PPTs, Mediation and Due Process Hearings.

DLK Consulting
Diane Kimble Willcutts
Education Advocate
543 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 256-4186
Fax: (860) 236-2234
Diane works to help families obtain an appropriate education for their children, using strategy, courtesy, and clear communication. Her services include individual parent training to help prepare for team meetings, assistance with writing letters, and accompanying parents to meetings. Please call or e-mail for more information.

Anne I. Eason
10 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 838-5485
Fax: (203) 853-9246
Practice limited to Inclusive Education - LRE issues. Also check

John M. Flanders
57 Washington Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: (860) 559-4706
Fax: (860) 635-0744
I represent families in special education matters including PPT's, mediation, due process and civil litigation. I am, also, the father of a child in special education.

Jeen Melendez / Child Advocate
1425 Waterbury Road Cheshire , CT
Phone: (203) 232-0031

Beth Reagle
81 Hoyt St
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: (203) 964-1143
States Served: CT, NY
Beth was a birth to three service coordinator and special education teacher for 11 years before becoming an advocate. She has extensive knowlege of both special education and the laws.

Aaron Schless
10 Wall Street
Norwalk CT 06850
Phone: (203) 838-7881
Fax: (203)853-9246
Representation both at IEP meetings and Due Process Hearings

David C. Shaw
34 Jerome Ave, Ste. 210
Bloomfield, CT
Phone: (860) 242-1238
Fax: (860) 242-1507
I represent parents and disabled individuals in special education and civil rights cases in hearings and in state and federal court.

Law Offices of James C. Wing, Jr.
James C. Wing, Jr. Attorney 51 Gillett Street Hartford, CT 06015 Phone: (860) 527-0640 Fax: (860) 278-7394
Admitted to practice in 1982 and representing parents and students since 1993, when oldest child's ADHD and LD were diagnosed. Experience: IDEA, 504, No Child Left Behind, PPTs, IEPs, Due Process mediation and hearings, Civil Litigation (including actions against schools and teachers), Juvenile and Criminal defense of parents and children, bullying, eligibility, accommodations, assistive technology, discipline (including expulsion hearings), out-of-district placements, sexual assault/harassment, etc.

Winona W. Zimberlin
2 Congress St.
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: (860) 249-5291
Fax:�(860) 247-4194
I represent parents in education proceedings - PPT's, hearings, civil lawsuits, higher education

Law Office of Ann E. Rose, LLC
6 Nelson Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203)304-1332
In addition to being a special education attorney, Ann Rose is a loving Mom of two school-age children with disabilities. She is available for consultation and representation at all phases of the special education process. Call for a free no obligation consultation.

DC - Dist of Columbia

DE - Delaware

FL - Florida

ARC Brevard, Terry Tomaka, Jim Gerhauser
202 West Drive
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 409-2030
Fax: (321) 722-5352
Review of educational records. Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Non-attorney representation at mediation proceedings. Parent training in advocacy skills. Parent support and networking.

Center for Education Advocacy
Lilliam Rangel-Diaz, CLA
8600 S.W. 92nd Street
Suite 204
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 279-2428, Ext. 211

Central Florida Legal Services, Inc.
Rose Marie Archibald
128 Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 255-6573
Fax: (386) 257-6824

Education Recovery, Inc.
Deborah L. Kern
44 Magnolia Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 651-2617
Serving Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties

Deborah L. Kern
44 Magnolia Avenue
Shalimar, Florida 32579
Phone: (850) 651.2617
States Served: Florida Counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties
Deborah Kern is Founder and Executive Director of Education Recovery, Inc. Ms. Kern has assisted over 150 families of students with disabilities, including SLDs, Social, Emotional, and Physical Disabilities, students with Hearing Impairments, and PDDs. Ms. Kern is the 1999 recipient of the NWFL CIL's Joe Oldmixon Service Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work.

Law Office of Doris Landis Raskin, P.A.
Doris Landis Raskin
P. O. Box 600606
Jacksonville, FL 32260-0606
Phone: (904) 287-2295
Fax: (904) 287-8901
Attorney with M.S. in Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching. Concentration in Education Law.

Jeffrey H. Minde, Esq.
4613 N. University Drive # 242
Coral Springs FL 33067
Phone: (954) 345-6465
Fax: (954) 345-6465
States Served: FL
Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Social Security Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Not-For-Profit Corporations

National Special Needs Network Inc.
4613 N. University Drive #242
Coral Springs FL
Phone: (954) 345-6465
Fax: (954) 345-6465
States Served: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Special Needs Trust preparation, consultancy services, Expert Witness Services

Susan Crum Norris, Ph.D.,BCIA,QEEG-T
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist
4646 Nadena Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Voice and Fax: (863) 471-0281

Rosemary N. Palmer
FBN 070904 UBN 005004
5260 Pimlico Drive
Tallahassee FL 32309
Phone: (850) 668-9203

Peterson, P.A.
Marlene Sallo
170 N. Florida Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 519-9300
Fax: (863) 519-9305
Attorney with Nine Years of Special Education Experience

O. Oliver Wragg
25 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 1020
Miami, FL 33131
Phone:�(305) 372-5900
Fax:�(305) 372-5904
Representing the families of special needs children at all levels of litigation, including due process hearings and in court.

GA - Georgia

Mark Biernath
3617 Shallowford Road
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 455-0535
Fax: (770) 457-1827
Practice focused on Estate Planning utilizing special needs trusts, also assist with adult guardianship, probate, and estate administration.

Becky L. Milton
PO Box 172
Newington, GA 30446
Phone: (912) 857-3945
Fax:��(912) 857-3945,�Call first
Can assist other states via email.�I am an Advocate working for Parents Educating Parents.

Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-8357
Fax: (770) 442-5507
States Served: GA + other states by e-mail/phone
Will attend SST and IEP meetings and advise on special education issues. Can also help parents find parent friendly resources to help identify and treat their disabled chidren. Graduate of the GA Advocacy Parent Leadership Support Project special education legal training and former CHADD & LDA support group leader. Let me help you get the apppropriate education your special needs child is entitled to.

Torin D. Togut
104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone : (404) 206-5175
FAX: (404) 463-1623
States Served: GA, VT
Serving all children with disabilities in the State of Georgia.

Chris E. Vance
2186 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 320-6672
Fax: (404) 320-3412
Ms. Vance is a special education attorney and the parent of a chid with disabilities.

Torin D. Togut
140 Hanuarry Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: (678) 372-1829
Fax: (678) 407-2449

HI - Hawaii

Keith H.S. Peck
223 S. King Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 532-Kids
Consultation, Advocacy and Legal Representation at Due Process Hearings at no cost to parents

IA - Iowa

ID - Idaho

IL - Illinois

Bev Alfeld, MA, MFA
Parent Advocate and Academic Performance Specialist
698 Exmoor Terrace
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (815) 459-9518
Experienced parent advocate with extensive experience in educations. Parent of own ADHD child and successful representation of many special needs children.

Cindy Asselstine
1014 N. Plum Grove Rd. #118
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 882-1225
Fax: (847) 882-0921
I started my business 2.5 years ago and I have been quite successful with all of may cases in not only getting the "appropriate" services for my clients but training the parents to become effective advocates for there children.

Law Offices of Steven Glink
Steven Glink
3338 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-7749
Fax: (847) 480-9501
I am a fierce litigator with 23 years of experience. I was voted a "Leading Lawyer" in Illinois education law. I am committed to helping kids and parents fight the system.

Michael L. Kiser, Ed.D., J.D.
The Law Office of Michael L. Kiser
4713 Seeley Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 725-0064
Fax: (630) 963-0565
I bring a unique set of problem solving skills to the representation of students. I have thirty years of experiences with schools, during the past ten of which I have been a lawyer. In addition to a law degree, I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Doctorate in Education.

Jean Kulczyk
102 Willow Dr
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 662-5432
State certified to teach behavior disordered, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled children, Jean Kulczyk also has an IRA Reading Specialist certificate and a KU certificate as a specialist in behavior modification. She attends biennial evaluations and IEP meetings with parents, does observations of school settings, and has written analyses of goals and objectives for a Due Process Hearing.

Tammera L. Lawson
Professional Parent/Child Advocate
Montgomery, Illinois
Phone: (630) 966-0927
Pager: (630) 714-8003
Cellular: (630) 319-8246
Fax: (630) 966-0927 [shares phone line-need call 1st to flip switch]
IL Counties Currently Serving: Kendall, Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, McHenry & Will
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Services offered: Comprehensive advocacy and support services in the realm of special education challenges encountered by parents and children; an instructor of Basic and Advanced Parents Rights classes; speaker at parent support groups

R.V. Moran, MA, NCC
PO Box 583
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (708) 373-0146
School Psychologist,Counselor, former hearing officer with twenty years experience.

IN - Indiana

Patricia L. Howey
P.O. Box 117
West Point, IN 47992
I specialize in dispute resolution, such as mediation, due process hearings, and expulsions �

Attorney at Law
Philpot Law Office LLC
1140 N. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (866) 324-4995

Attorney at Law
156 E. Market St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (317) 686-1150

Dorene J. Philpot
Attorney at Law
156 E. Market St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (317) 686-1150

Carol Whisler
3273 E. Magley Lane
Columbia city, IN 46725
Phone: (260) 451-6791

KS - Kansas

Special Education Parent's Advocacy Link (SEPAL)
Advocates in IEP meetings
Marilyn McClure
PO Box 16
Strasburg, MO 64090
Phone: (816) 680-0070
States Served: MO, KS
Attends school meetings; available by telephone/mail/internet.
Founder, Marilyn McClure is a current due process hearing officer in Missouri, former teacher and paralegal; parent. Network of advocates in MO. Specialty in child complaint preparation. Expertise with military families.

R. Elizabeth Bowers, M.S. Ed.
Advocate and Parent
8601 Redbud Lane
Lenexa, Kansas 66220
Phone: (913) 522-8401
Fax: (913) 422-3399
States Served: KS, MO, will travel
As a parent with a child with autism, has an "inside" understanding and approach to dealing with parents and professionals in the field. Has a Masters in Special Ed, emphasis in autism. Provides Behavior Therapy & Educational/IEP/Goal Development services. Has extensive ABA background. Has passed Kansas Universitys Ph.D. level SPED Law courses & works from the initiation of services through IEP development, to the state complaint and appeal process. Does preparatory due process work to reduce attorney fees for parents for organization & evidence gathering. Analyzes validity of cases & complaints/evidence for parents and SPED attorneys.

Tiera Kronshage
1509 9 th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 628-1038
Fax: (913) 628-1038
States Served: KS, MO
Special Education Advocate also understanding of Missouri Safe Schools Act Kansas City number 816-804 3888

KY - Kentucky

Marie Allison
271 West Short Street, Suite 222
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-9977
Fax: (859) 252-5830

Kentucky Education Rights Center
Dennie W. Baldwin, Executive Director
1323 Moores Mill Road
Midway, Kentucky 40347
Phone: 859-846-9716

LA - Louisiana

MA - Massachusetts

Vendito Consulting
Advocating for Children of Special Needs
Diane Bartlett
P.O. Box 548
Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-799-6426

The Associated Advocacy Center-Visions for the Future, Inc
Toni Saunders
24 Widow Coombs Walk
Sandwich MA 02563
Phone: (508) 420-4356
Fax: (508) 428-7276
Barbara Silva
PO# 4008
Brockton MA 02301-4008
Phone: (508) 588-3315
Fax: (508) 588-6988
We provide services and training to parents of children with special needs, and our focus is on bilingual and/or poor families who ordinarily cannot access educational advocacy due to the lack of resources or translation. More often than not, these children get left behind. We offer translation services for information, and outreach.
Our services encompass the southeast region of MA.

Tonya Boyce
West Groton, MA
Areas Served: Metrowest; northwest; central MA
Affordable, high quality services. All ages & disabilities. Focus on student needs & parent/guardian participation. In depth knowledge of special education/disability laws; experienced special education paralegal. Completed the Parent Consultant Training Program through the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Boston, MA in 1998. Currently work independently with families & caregivers in addition to providing special education advocacy & paralegal services in partnership with a local attorney.

Ellen Chambers, MBA
141 River Road
Pepperell, MA 01463
Phone: (978) 433-5983
Fax: (978) 433-0492
Ms. Chambers' advocacy work has been praised by parents and professionals alike. "Ellen is capable of quickly assessing a situation and coming up with methods to address even some of the most troubling issues for the children who are fortunate enough to secure her services," says Tim Sindelar, Senior Attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston.

Lucie Chansky
259 Jackson St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Phone: (617) 244-7310
Fax: (617) 965-7310
Serving MA - Newton, Brookline, Needham

Carole Cleveland, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant/Advocate
P.O. Box 903
170 Sargent Street
Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone: (413) 323-6050
Fax: (413) 323-4729

Robert K. Crabtree
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114-2925
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Jennifer R. Gavin
678 Massachusetts Ave Suite #702
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 876-2631
Fax: (617) 492-5991

Laura E. Gillis, Esq.
27 Main Street
Topsfield, MA. 01983
Office Phone: (978) 338-6611
Fax: (978) 338-6612
special Education attorney and mother of 4 children, one of whom is diagnosed with PDD-NOS. My services include: IEP review and feedback, attendance at TEAM meetings, out of district placements, BSEA hearings or mediations, and school discipline.

Eileen M. Hagerty
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Daniel T.S. Heffernan
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Richard F. Howard
4 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-5600
Fax: (978) 356-5618

Sharon Jermain
354 Broadway
North Attleboro MA 02760
Phone: (508) 699-4055
Cell: (617) 803-1293
Fax: (508) 699-9450
States Served: MA, RI
Master's Degree - Special Education, MA certified special education pre-K through Grade 12 teacher, former special education classroom teacher having taught in inclusion, resource, and substantially, separate, classroom models, certificate of Paralegalism, knowledgeable in all disability areas with a special focus on ADD/ADHD, mitochondrial disorders, epilepsy, Nonverbal learning disability and the Autism Spectrum. Special focus on special education law and resolving IEP issues through the Team Meeting Process or it necessary the Mediation Process.

Educational Consultation Services
Christine Johnson
parent consultant/advocate
785 Williams Street #195
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: (413) 567-9383
Fax: (413) 567-9316
Advising & empowering Western Massachusetts families with a consultative approach. FCSN trained and area trainer. Also, SEAT trained advocate (an additional 230 hours of special education training through COPAA and FCSN).

Karen Kast-McBride
165 Sherrin Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Phone: (617) 276-3091
Fax: (617) 276-3395

Richard E Keelan
32 Adams St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: (978) 342-4344
Fax: (978) 342-2806
States Served: MA, NH
Full services Assessment and Advocay Clininc with two fulltime Advocates Also Advocacy done in other systems as well Special Education.

Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Lawrence Kotin
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Charles G. Levin, Esq
Attorney at Law
14 Parker Avenue
Northfield, MA 01360
Phone: (413) 498 0089
Cell: (413) 768 9176
Eight years experience representing parents of special education students in IEP meetings, mediations, due process hearings, federal court. W. Mass-based, but accepting clients statewide.

J. Stephen Lowe, PhD
39 Ethan Allen Dr
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: (978) 263-9725
Fax: (775) 254-1289
Federation for Children with Special Needs trained. Can assist and advocate for all aspects of special education. NLD, Aspergers, LD, Autism Spectrum. Sliding fee scale. Serving the Metrowest area outside of Boston

Brenda Matthis, Ed.D.
12 Pelham Terrace
Arlington, MA 02476-6403
Phone: (781) 643-7356
Fax: (617) 507-5808
There is technology, both hardware and software, available to assist your child in school. My goal is to assess what technologies will support your child and include them in the IEP, if needed. Services are available for the Northeast Region, CA, IL, KY, NJ, NY, SC, TX, WI and Japan.

Kathleen M. McNeil
224 Sylvia Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: (781) 646-7734
Fax: (781) 646-7734
Attorney with Masters in special education; Parent of children with special needs

Debbie Moss, M.Ed
Advocate, Tutor
Phone: (617) 529-3580

Experienced Special Education Advocate and Tutor Dual Certified, Highly Qualified, Former Special Education Teacher Trained Through Federation For Children With Special Needs Level One Certified in Wilson Reading Systems.

Services Available:

  • Tutoring in all subjects
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Educational Consulting
  • Records Review
  • Informal and Formal Assessments

Metrowest Educational Advocates
255 Central St.
Holliston, MA 01746
Phone: (508) 429-1729
States Served: Metrowest area of Massachusetts

Bethany W. Nelson

Parent-to-Parent empowerment - Helping other parents obtain the appropriate special education services/placement for their children. All cases considered. Wrightslaw & FCSN trained. Parent of a child with multiple disabilities. Serving: (MA) Northeast, Metrowest, Boston area AND Southern New Hampshire.

Michael L. Rich, Esq.
The Law Office of Michael L. Rich
Concentrating in Children's and Family Law
74 Newport Street
Arlington, MA 02476-7828
Phone: (781) 641-3472, (800) 298-0182

Michelle Rubinstein
8 Sandy Point Rd
Lakeville, MA 02347
Phone:�(508) 947-5356
RN, Paralegal

Michelle Rubinstein
8 Sandy Point Rd
Lakeville, MA 02347
Phone: (508) 947-5356
RN, Paralegal

Sattler Educational Services
Gina Sattler, MED
Educational Consultant
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Phone: (413) 526-9978
Fax: (413) 526-9634
States Served: MA, CT
Providing services for families to meet the educational, emotional, and social needs of students.

Special Education and Child Advocacy Services of Western MA
Anne Marie Smith, M.Ed.+
Non-Attorney Special Education and Child Advocate
10 Kirkland Street
Agawam, MA 01001-1908
Phone: (413) 789-0906
Anne Marie is a retired special education teacher and has dual certification in regular and special education. She has taught in many settings, across age spans and disability categories and all levels of severity. Anne Marie is a member of the Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates, LDA of MA, MASSPAC & NAMI.

Michael W. Turner
Po.910, 242 Wareham Rd.
Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508) 748-2362
Fax: (508) 748-6836
Hearings, discipline issues, court involved, service delivery issues

Claudette-Jean Girard
Attorney At Law
P.O. Box 278
Monson, MA 01057
Phone: (413) 626-3699
Attorney and advocate for children with special needs. Serving Western and Central Massachusetts communities.

Michael R. Goldberg, Esquire
P.O. Box 598
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: (781) 631-1255
Fax: (781) 631-4819
Offices in Marblehead and Newton. Representing parents and children in all special education related matters including, health issues, disciplinary actions and bullying/harassment matters.

Theresa M. Seip
Parent Consultant & Advocate
Winfield Crossing
291 Main Street
West Newbury, MA 01985
Phone: (987) 363-5167

Kathleen M. McNeil
224 Sylvia St.
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: (781) 646-7734
Fax: (781) 646-7734

Sharon Jermain
354 Broadway
North Attleboro MA 02760
Phone: (508) 699-4055
Cell: (617) 803-1293
Fax: (508) 699-9450
States Served: MA, RI
Master's Degree - Special Education, MA certified special education pre-K through Grade 12 teacher, former special education classroom teacher having taught in inclusion, resource, and substantially, separate, classroom models, certificate of Paralegalism, knowledgeable in all disability areas with a special focus on ADD/ADHD, mitochondrial disorders, epilepsy, Nonverbal learning disability and the Autism Spectrum. Special focus on special education law and resolving IEP issues through the Team Meeting Process or it necessary the Mediation Process.

Rich Weinfeid
Weinfeld Education Group, LLC
Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute
104 Northwood Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland
Phone: 301-681-6233
Fax: 301-593-3333
Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, (WEG), provides advocacy and assessment services for families in Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia.
WEG has 26 affiliated professionals in various disciplines. The group includes educational consultants, neuropsychologists, psychologists, behavior intervention specialists, assistive technology specialists, speech pathologists, reading specialists, math specialist. We also work with gifted education issues. The Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute provides graduate level training in special education.

M. Kate Welti
Ficksman & Conley, LLP
98 N. Washington Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-720-1515

Rachael Wurtman J.D.,M.S.
PO Box 596
Brookline MA 02446
Phone: 617-997-9954

MD - Maryland

Melissa Alexander
P.O. Box 802
Chaptico, MD 20621
Phone: (301) 884-4662
I work for Maryland's PTI as a Parent Educator, and work with parents in the Southern Maryland area.

Jeanne Asherman
Asherman Law & Mediation Offices
9015 Walden Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: (301) 587-6990
Fax: (301) 587-6680
Serving -�MD and Washington DC

Robert Berlow
805 Fairfield Estates Court
Crownsville, MD 21032
Phone: (301) 912-2281
Fax: (301) 912-2282
States Served: DC, MD
8 years experience in special education law. 20+ years litigation experience. Board member, council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

Dr. Paula McCormick
Special education Advocacy Services
Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: (410) 729-1003
Fax: (410) 729-2191
Former Special Education Hearing Officer,helping children and families with special needs get the educational services and placement they require.

Dorothy McCrae-Gathers
7800 Jaywick Avenue
Fort Washington MD 20744
Phone: (301) 265-9627
Fax: (202) 645-4013

Miller and Neely, P.C.
Jerrold Miller
6900 Wisconsin Ave., # 704
Bethesda, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 986-4160
Fax: (301) 986-4162
States Served: MD, DC
Over 10 years experience representing parents of special needs students in conflicts with their school system.

Wayne Steedman
601 N. Charles St., Ste 600
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 576-7606
Fax: (410) 576-0454

Michelle S. Tuwiner
Attorney at Law
Practice Area: Special Education
3262 Superior Lane #255
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone (301) 860-0252
Fax (301) 860-0253�
Admitted in Maryland. Practicing in the District of Columbia pursuant to Rule 49(c)(5) of the Court of Appeals in proceedings before District of Columbia Public Schools. Juris Doctor with certificate in Health Care Law, University of Maryland. Master's of Education, Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, University of Maryland. Bachelor of Science, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, University of Maryland. Former certified special education teacher, grades 1-12, Maryland and Virginia. Practice limited to special education due process hearings.

Jayne Wright
201 St. John Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone: (410) 939-8366
Fax: (410) 939-1068
States Served: MD
Former Educator; Nineteen years of law practice--blending interest in education and law to handle special education cases

ME - Maine

Merrywing Corporation
Lou McIntosh
Beth Crowell
46 Dow Highway
Eliot, ME 03903
Phone: (Voice)�(207) 439-0382
Fax: (207) 439-8413

Richard L. O'Meara
75 Pearl St. P.O. Box 9785
Portland, ME 04104-5085
Phone: (207) 773-5651
Fax: (207) 773-8023
States Served: ME, NH

MI - Michigan

Jackie Igafo-Te'o
2465 Woodlake Circle, Ste 140
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517) 381-0528
Fax: (517-381-0531
States Served: Entire U.S. with Michigan Focus
A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents of children from birth through transition to adult life.

Law Office of John F. Brower
John F. Brower - Attorney
335 Brighton Lake Road - Suite A
Brighton, MI 48116
Voice: (810) 227-9797
Fax: (810) 227-7996�
Attorney and professor of education law whose practice focuses on representing parents and students in SE Michigan. Legal services include representation at special education due process hearings, drafting of complaints to MDOE and OCR, suspension and expulsion hearings, and representation in state and federal courts.

Joyce Lane Ginsberg
Professional Advocate
1536 Kirkway
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 851-2057
Fax: (248) 851-9042
States Served: MI, CA, NY, IL
I'm on the Board and an officer of COPAA.

MN - Minnesota

Bonnie Creighton
RN, MHCA, Mom of Vanessa (BPD) in Minnesota
Every bit "professional" from an experiential standpoint. Her 13 yr. old daughter has bipolar disorder. Registered Nurse and a Mental Health Consumer Advocate as well - full-time. Comfortably able to advocate on-line with anyone who needs help in this arena, in the State of Minnesota. Networked at local, county, and state levels and even when she cannot answer a question, she knows where to go to get the answers.

Kerr Law Office, Sonja Kerr
5972 Cahill Avenue South Suite 110
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: (651) 552-4900
States Served: MN
Sonja Kerr is an attorney in MN who practices in the area of special education. Ms. Kerr is a 1987 graduate of Indiana University and also holds a master's degree in psychology from Purdue University. She has represented parents in due process, settlement, state and federal court.

MO - Missouri

Special Education Parent's Advocacy Link (SEPAL)
Marilyn McClure
PO Box 16
Strasburg, MO 64090
Phone: (816) 680-0070
States Served: MO, KS
Military family specialist. Specialty in child complaint preparation. Attends school meetings; available by telephone/mail/internet. Founder, Marilyn McClure is a current due process hearing officer in Missouri, former teacher and parent policy partner; parent. Network of advocates in MO.

MS - Mississippi

MT - Montana

NC - North Carolina

Stacey B. Bawtinhimer
703 McCarthy Boulevard
P.O. Box 12125
New Bern, NC 28561-2125
Phone: (252) 636-9010
Private Practitioner with over six (6) years of experience in representing and advocating for disabled students. Admitted to all NC state courts and federal district courts of North Carolina, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court. Consultations and representation available on a sliding scale for low income families.

The Law Firm of Paul L. Erickson, P.A.
Asheville Legal Center
Paul L. Erickson
Attorney at Law
North Carolina Office:
Building One Suite Three
1998 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Phone: (828) 684-7884
Fax: (828) 684-6889
Admitted to Practice Law in: North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Florida and Federal Courts

Idea/504 Advocacy Services
Jacqueline H. Pipkin
235 Oakleaf Drive
Pine Knoll Shores , NC 28512
Phone: (252) 622-0340

Jennifer Fin Ferrell-Odle
187 Full Circle Tr. Apt B
Black Mountain NC 28711
Phone: (828) 669-1240
BA Philosophy, 4 years of Parental Advocacy experience and training, 10 years of Antiracism experience, sliding scale fee, consultation free. I specialize in African American support. I will work in all Southern States. Travel funds needed.
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ND - North Dakota

NE - Nebraska

Lynne M. Popp Educational Therapy, Inc.
4405 N. 156th Avenue Circle
Omaha, NE 68116
Phone: (402) 498-8708
Fax: (402) 445-0433
As an educational therapist for more than 15 years. Lynne has helped many children and adults with learning disabilities. Lynne Popp works with many students of all ages and their parents.
Lynne meets with a student and then based upon the educational assessment, she prescribes a program of remediation which is addressed by certified teachers in a one-to-one setting.
Lynne uses a variety of programs to fit the individual needs of each child. Some of these programs are the Lindamood Learning Processes, Orton Gillingham, Language!, Telian Learning Concepts and Hands-On English. She also teaches students and parents how to advocate and how to seek accommodations in school and work.
In addition to educational assessments, Lynne is a workshop presenter and teacher trainer. �

NH - New Hampshire

Dorothy French
PO Box 216
East Derry, NH 03041
Phone:� (603) 437-6286
Fax: (603) 434-0371

Scott F. Johnson
New Hampshire Education Law (NHEdLaw, LLC)
PO Box 1803
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: 888-474-3137
Provides resources and information to help parents and educators understand New Hampshire's education law requirements including special education law. Publishes the book New Hampshire Special Education Law Manual: A Guide for Parents, Educators & Professional.

Education Law Resource Center

Theresa Kraft, Esq.
Kraft Law, PLLC
6 Chenell Drive, Suite 270
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-7555 phone
(603) 225-7544 fax

Ren�e LeCain, M.A., CCC-SLP
The Language, Literacy and Learning Center
2 Mary E. Clark Drive Suite 8
Hampstead, NH 03841
Phone: (603) 819-9142
Located in Hampstead, NH, The Language, Literacy & Learning Center (LLL) specializes in working with students who have language-based learning differences. LLL offers early intervention to children in preschool and kindergarten and remedial instruction to students in grades 1 through 12. Area schools may contract our services during and after school. Visit our website for more information.

Ms. Sydney Sauber, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Educational Consultant, Learning Coach
NO SLIP Educational Solutions, LLC
National Organization for Student Learning, Independence & Pride
Rye, NH
Phone: (603) 969-6258
Fax: (419) 791-1499

Law Offices of Michael Chamberlain
132 Titus Avenue Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-206-2771

Suzanne Whitney
P. O. Box 1086
Hollis, NH 03049

Melissa Farrall, PhD, SAIF
Mind Matters Inc.
3 Overlook Drive
Building C, Unit 2
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 769-3055
FAX: (603) 769-3057
Dr. Farrall is a linguist who has been conducting educational evaluation for children with difficulty learning for the past fifteen years. She presently teaches langauge and assessment in the Language & Literacy Program at Simmons College, as well as at Bay Math College. She was one of the founding partners of The Reading Foundation in Amherst, NH.

NJ - New Jersey

Carol S Allenza, Esq.
PO Box 1012
Flemington, NJ 08822

Comegno Law Group, P.C.
John B. Comegno II, Esquire
Tall Oaks Corporate Center II, 1000
Lenola Road, Suite 101
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Phone: (888) 313.IDEA
Fax: (856) 234.4262
States Served: NJ & PA
The Comegno Law Group, P.C. is an Education Law boutique law firm that concentrates its practice in the litigation of educational disputes.

Ed Advocacy Center
Stacey Therese Cherry, Esq.
101 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, N.J. 07481
Phone: (201) 445-5356
Fax: (201) 485-8548
States Served: NJ, NY Stacey received her undergraduate degree in learning disabilities concurrently with her teaching certification for special and general education from Hope College. She taught special education and inclusion kindergarten; however, after becoming frustrated with the lack of services and supports her students were receiving she decided to pursue her law degree.

Carole Ann Geronimo
686 Godwin Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Phone: 201-512-4400
Fax: 201-512-4403

617 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
States Served: NJ, NY
Serving families in crisis: Every child deserves advocacy, not labeling.

Sussan & Greenwald
407 Main Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884
Phone: (732) 251-8585
Fax: (732) 251-1805

George M. Holland, Esq.
Lentz & Gengaro 443 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052 Phone: (973) 669-8900 Fax: (973) 669-8960
Since 1996, Mr. Holland has been representing disabled individuals and their families in resolving disputes against local school districts and state agencies, such as the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Mr. Holland also provides estate planning (wills and trusts) and assists in preparing guardianship applications for his clients. Mr. Holland also gives lectures and provides counseling to groups, colleges and organizations.

Michael Inzelbuch Esq.
555 Madison Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone:�(732) 905-0325
Fax:�(732) 886-0806
"Every child deserves an appropriate education at the school district's expense."

Murray S. Issadore
475 White Horse Pike
W. Collingswood, NJ 08107
Phone:�(856) 858-5200
States Served: PA, NJ

Cynthia H. Levy
15 Prospect Street
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 291-3893
Fax: (201) 368-1427
Representing parents in the special education process

Renay Zamloot
Special Education Advocate
23 Wellington Drive
Annandale, NJ 08801
Phone: (908) 730-0080
Fax: (908) 730-0063

Carole Ann Geronimo
10 South Franklin Turnpike
Suite #201
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: (201) 512-4400
Fax: (201) 512-4403
Attorney for Children with Special Needs

Michael I. Inzelbuch
555 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-0325
Fax: (732) 886-0806

NM - New Mexico

Andrew MacRae
410 McCombs Rd.
Chaparral,NM 88021
Phone:�(505) 824-4761
Fax:�(505) 824-4761
States Served: NM & TX
No collect calls please

Parents Reaching Out
1920 B Columbia Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 247-0192
Fax: (505) 247-1345

NV - Nevada

Marianne C. Lanuti, Esq.
194 Inveraray Crt
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 270-2346
Fax: (702) 270-2346
Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1990. Practiced employment law - Chicago, IL. Admitted to the Nevada Bar in 2001. Practice currently restricted to special education matters.

Candy Von Ruden
2970 Idlewild Dr.
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (775) 786-9915
Fax: (775) 786-2215
Serving�NV, NE California
6 years experience; I provide educational services as well as advocacy, such as writing plans and assisting independent providers. Advocacy services include hearings and complaints.

NY - New York

Law Office of Nicholas Agro, P.C.
Nicholas Agro, Esq.
1000 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (631) 642-2478
Fax: (631) 473-7315
Education Law Attorney practicing in the areas of Special Education and School Disciplinary Proceedings. Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Barbara J. Ebenstein, Esq
53 Pengilly Drive
New Rochelle, New York 10804
Voice: (914) 355-5945
Fax: (914) 355-5946

The Family Resource Network, Inc
46 Oneida Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-0001
Fax: (607) 432-5516
Providing advocacy to families in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins, and Tioga counties. No Fee for parents

Family Support Services
165 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-8703
Fax: (315) 785-8612

Gary French
3 Carriage House East
Manlius, NY 13104
Phone: (315) 682-0764
Initial consultation free. Telephone conferencing available.

Laure Schnackenberg Consulting
Laure Schnackenberg
4 Tuscarora Dr
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 298-6174
I am an educational advocate who is well versed in IDEA. I am also the mother of 2 special needs children.

Law Offices of Lauren A. Baum, P.C.
Lauren A. Baum
Attorney at Law
307 East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 644-4414
Fax: (212) 644-8470

Linda A. Geraci
21 Old Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 896-1106
Fax: (845) 896-1107
Individual representation in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland Counties

Patricia Guerin and Stella Tessler
215 Hallock Road - Suite 6A
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631) 444-5640
Fax: (631) 444-5025
Long Island Child Advocates. Over twenty-three years combined experience. CPSE/CSE Representation, Guidance, Mediation, Parent Referral and Support. Please contact for initial consultation and fee schedule.

David M. Lira
595 Stewart Avenue, Suite 510
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 222-2777
Fax: (516) 222-2971

Monica Moshenko
Monica S. Moshenko
Power Advocates
P.O. Box 1077
Williamsville, NY 14231-1077
Phone: (716) 522-9185
Serving New York State (Western New York)
Individual Advocacy for parents and children, especially those in the Autistic spectrum (Asperger's, PDD-NOS) and training for parents in groups

Power Advocates
P.O. Box 1077
Williamsville, NY 14231-1077
(716) 522-9185
Providing training, support and advocacy to parents of children with special needs and agencies who work with special children in Western New York!! Empowering parents of a child with a disability to be effective advocates!

Alysa Sasson
124 Beach Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-8962
Fax: (914) 832-8962
Specialist in advocacy for special education. Work in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam Counties. Reasonable fee.

Steven H. Sewell, Esq.
675 Old County Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone:�(516) 997-0400

Marna Solarsh
81 Main Street - Suite 205
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone:�(914) 682-8181
Fax: (914) 682-2878
Representing parents before school districts - planning for special needs children

James A. Costello
Futterman & Lanza, LLP
222 East Main Street, Suite 212
Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: (631) 979-4300

Law Offices of Laureen A. Baum
Laureen A. Baum
Attorney at Law
307 East 53rd Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 644-4414
Fax: (212) 644-8470

Wayne Rock
Special Education Advocate � Free Consultation
P.O. Box 2120
Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (631) 477-3059
Attending CPSE/CSE Meetings so your child gets an appropriate education. Review education records and evaluations. Request a resolution/due process hearing if necessary. 100% of all my cases have been resolved at resolution. Travel all over NYS to advocate for your child . Please call me if you need someone to fight for your child's education.

Adrienne Arkontaky
Littman Krooks LLP, 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-684-2100
Fax: 914-684-9865

OH- Ohio

The Ability Center
Suzanne Van Hee
5605 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 885-5733
Fax: (419) 882-4813
Jennifer Hamburg
5605 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 885-5733
Fax: (419) 882-4813
We are a non-profit Independent Living Center for the disabled. We assist parents with IEP's and 504's. We attend meetings and work with parents throughout Northwest Ohio.

Anne T. Brigham, Esq
12659 Girdled Road
Concord, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 357-4480
Fax: 357-1101

Kerry M. Agins, Esq.
Nessa G. Siegel, Co., L.P.A.
4070 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44121
Phone: (216) 291-1300
Fax: (216) 291-9622

Leslye R. Goldman & Assoc LLC
Advocate & Coach
12064 Timberlake
Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 469-0525
Fax: (513) 460-0526
States Served: OH, IL, KY
Formulate coalitions among parents, educators, physicians, and your child to positively deal with all of the challenges, educational as well as social. Create and foster a liaison between M.D., schools, and home. Advise parents on educational procedural issues. Instruct parents on how to access necessary resources and how best to use them. Conduct Parent Advocacy Training Help Design Accommodations

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Margaret Burley, Executive Director
165 W. Center Street, Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-382-5452
Fax: (740) 383-6421
Statewide agency who provides advocacy and trainings throughout the state of Ohio. Currently has 13 regional offices throughout the state.

Judith C. Saltzman
1370 Ontario St-Suite 1620
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 861-0360
Special Education Law and Advocacy

OK - Oklahoma

Kayla A. Bower
2915 Classen Blvd., Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone:�(405) 525-7755
Toll- Free: (800) 880-7755, outside the Oklahoma City dialing zone
Fax:�(405) 525-7759
Our office is the federally funded protection and advocacy system. We have various programs and eligibility requirements for each.

OR - Oregon

Roger N. Meyer
Disabilty Advocacy, Case Management, and Person-Centered Planning
Director, Portland Asperger Employment Project Advocate
doing business as "of a different mind"
18162 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97206
Phone and Fax: (503) 666-2776
Cell Phone (8-5 weekdays) 503-358-6463
Serving the greater Portland Metropolitan area, including SW Washington I am co-founder, with Linda Newland, of Oregon Parents United (OPU). OPU is a statewide parent advocacy and education organization. Five of our members are Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates members. I specialize special education parent/student advocacy with an emphasis on transition planning and wrap-around case management. I also am a disability advocate for clients at adult community service agencies such as Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Division, Disability Determination Services (the entry point agency for SSI/SSDI applications), and do private ADA representation of clients with post-secondary educational institutions and employers. I do charge for my services, although the first hour of consultation is free.

Linda Newland
22980 Donna Lane
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 389-0004 (541-420-2870)
Fax: (541) 389-0004 or
I am a parent advocate and not an attorney. I offer support, advocacy and resources. I am not qualified to render legal advise. However, I can help direct you to attorneys or support in your area should the need arise. Some issues can be resolved with support from an advocate, others require legal advise from a qualified attorney specializing in the area of your concerns.

Dana R. Taylor
888 S.W. 5th Aveune, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204-2024
Phone: (503) 222-1812
Fax:� (503) 274-7979
I represent parents and children under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

PA - Pennsylvania

Dr. Robyn Forbes Drucker
Child advocate in the field of education (in Pa. only)
Paul J. Drucker, esq.
Attorney (Penna., N.J. and Mass. bars)
Drucker & Drucker
123 Lisa Drive Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: �(610) 296-9828
Fax:�(215) 451-6250
Advocating for exceptional children

Linda J. Heller
519 Monroe Rd.
Merion, PA 19066-1017
Phone: (610) 667-9019
Fax: (707) 788-4821
States Served: PA
I am an attorney working exclusively as an advocate. I represent clients only as far as the pre-hearing conference. If a case must go to due process I refer it to a litigator and provide background and support.

Leadem Counseling & Consulting Services, P.C.
Educational Division
4 Gabriel Estates
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 426-9951
(570) 343-8301 (Scranton)
John V. Leadem, MSW, ACSW
Elaine M. Leadem, MSW, ACSW
Shawn M. Leadem, LSW
Serving the Poconos and Scranton areas.

Ilene Young
68 East Court Street
Doylestown PA 18901
Phone: (215) 444-0445
I am a special education and special needs parent advocacy attorney in a civil practice with a family/child oriented domestic relations partner. We offer a wide range of services to persons with exceptionalities including special education and special needs aspects of divorce, and adoption work

RI - Rhode Island

Shelly Greene
30 Lorimer Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 454-4682
Fax: (401) 454-8558
States Served: MA, RI

SC - South Carolina

Demal I. Mattson, Jr.
Attorney at Law
990 Lake Hunter Circle, Suite 201
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-2334
Fax: (843) 881-2992

SD - South Dakota

TN - Tennessee

Cecelia Cox
Chattanooga, TN
Phone: (423) 877-4307
I am President of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Tennessee.� I have not had a great amount of formal advocacy training, however, I have attended several workshops of our state PTI, attended TSA conference sessions on advocacy, and have attended IEP meetings for several other parents.� I do school staff inservices on TS and peer education presentations.�

J. Page Garrett, Esq.
5133 Harding Road
Suite 112
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 429-4126
Fax: (615) 297-7026

TX - Texas

David Beinke
1901 East Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock TX 78664
Phone: (512) 784-3666
Fax: (512) 244-6014
States Served: TX but can telephonically attend ARD's anywhere
Full range of sped and regular ed services by former Marine Corps Sgt, non- attorney representation in ARD's, 504 meetings, mediation, due process, OCR complaints, ADA complaints, and complaints about ISD staff using internal and certification protocols

Martin Cirkiel
1901 East Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock TX 78664
Phone: (512) 244-6678
Fax: (512) 244-6014
Disability law firm, Full range of sped services, ADA issues, Guardianships, mental health issues, criminal representation for individuals with disabilities

Sandra K. Foreman
P.O. Box 201452
Austin, TX 78720-1452
Phone: (512) 249-8161
Fax: (512) 249-6044
Represent parents and students in IEP meetings, mediation, due process hearings. Also assist with transitional planning for college bound students with learning disabilities.

Louis H. Geigerman
P.O. Box 16111
Sugar Land, TX 77496-6111
Phone: (281) 265-1506
Fax: (253) 295-9954
States Served: TX, OK, LA, NM, AZ, MO
National ARD/IEP Advocates. Fee-based Advocacy providing consultations, representations at IEP meetings and mediations. Also available for case development in conjunction with counsel of your choice. "We level the playing field in IEP team meetings and mediations"

Lolalee E. Livingston & Co., LLC
P.O. Box 865037
Plano, TX 75023-8019
Phone: (972) 758-9123
Fax: (972) 964-8906
Educational Consultant and Child Advocate. I bring 26 years experience to providing Advocacy Consultations and Representations at IEP Meetings. I recognize and understand the Bio/Psycho/Social and Educational impact of physical disabilities (including allergies) on the learning and behavior process. Our Goal is to educate the parents and assist them in advocating for their child's educational needs. Reasonable Fees

Daniel L. McCall
P.O. Box 5808
Katy, TX 77491-5808
Phone: (281) 693-7922
States Served: TX, U.S. Virgin Islands
13 years experience litigating special education cases for disabled students under the IDEA.

UT - Utah

Rosemary N. Palmer
FBN 070904 UBN 005004
5260 Pimlico Drive
Tallahassee FL 32309
Phone: (850) 668-9203

VA - Virginia

Pam Broome
Progressive Pathways, Inc.
Education Consultant and Child Advocate
6405 Wyngate Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
Business and Fax: 703-569-2325
Recognizes and understands: Processing Disorders, Academic Underachievement, LD, DT/LD, ADD, Autism, Aspergers, and NonVerbal Learning Disabilities; learning styles; as well as, the emotional, social, and educational impact of allergies and nutritional imbalances.

Ruth C. Heitin, Ph.D.
100 West Howell Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (703) 519-7181
Fax: (703) 519-4737
States Served: VA, DC, MD
Dr. Heitin has been in private practice as a special education consultant since 1992.

Reta Y. Lewis
Intervention Strategist/Special Education Advocate
PO Box 3389
Falls Church VA 22043-3389
Phone: (703) 848-8894

Pete & Pam Wright
c/o The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Phone: (804) 257-0857

VT - Vermont

Brice Palmer
P.O. Box 255
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: 802-537-3022

Torin Togut
24 French Street
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-1162
Fax: (802) 479-1162
States Served: GA, VT

Gregory R. Van Buiten
Special Ed Lawyer
8 Access Road
Milton, VT 05468
Phone: (802) 893-0777
Fax: (802) 893-3366
States Served: NH, VT

WA - Washington

Sara R. Avrams
504 Special Education Services, Inc.
2560 - 125th Avenue N.E.
Bellevue, WA� 98005-1534
Phone: (425) 882-9156
Fax: (425) 885-7926
Serving OR WA ID
Reasonable fees
Washington PAVE is a source for people in Washington.

Lise Ellner
26014 101st PL SW
Vashon, WA 98070
Phone: (206) 463-6757
Fax: (206) 463-0758
States Served: WA, CA
Ten years of litigation experience, serving special needs children and families in due process, federal court and in direct negotiations with School Districts. Reasonable fees.

WI - Wisconsin

J Clough
Janesville WI 53545
Phone: (608) 362-8134

WV - West Virginia

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