Specializing in Adoption, Attachment & Developmental Trauma 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 used to determine your child’s eligibility for special education 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 from the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) in Boston. As an adoptive parent of a child with developmental trauma, I have sixteen years of first-hand experience working with the schools to find creative solutions to difficult educational challenges. I am currently a member of the Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN) and the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh).