Specializing in Attachment, Developmental Trauma & Complex Mental Health Needs on the South Shore & Cape Cod
As a Parent Consultant, I can help you understand the laws that guarantee your child a free and appropriate public education. I can walk you through the IEP process and help you interpret the testing that is used to determine your child’s eligibility for special education and related services. As your Advocate, I can accompany you to school meetings; and, if conflicts arise, help you address them whether through mediation, Program Quality Assurance, the Office of Civil Rights or preparing for a hearing with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals.
I received my certification as a Parent Consultant from the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Boston. As an adoptive parent of a child with complex special needs, I have sixteen years of first hand experience working with the schools to find creative solutions to difficult educational challenges. I welcome any parent with special education concerns, especially, those whose children are struggling with adoption, attachment and/or trauma related emotional issues.