My introduction to the special education world was probably quite similar to yours. I wasn't a special education expert, I was a parent. I've experienced first-hand how confusing the special
education process can be. Getting an appropriate education is so important for your child's future.
It should be easy, but it seldom is.
I worked as an Early Intervention Therapist with a Birth-to-Three agency. Later, I was a teacher for many years at Easton Country Day School. That wonderful school opened my eyes as to what kids with IEPs and 504s can achieve. So in the (too often) cookie-cutter world of education, I've become quite adept in finding creative solutions for all students.
Once my son was settled and happy in high school, my PPTs were over. I wanted to offer support to other parents as a special education advocate. I knew my experiences as parent, therapist and teacher were helpful, but I wanted more formal training. I completed the Special Education Advocacy Training program with the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys. This program ensures I have the training needed in special education law, evaluations and crafting appropriate IEPs.
I'm also proud to serve as the President on the Board of Directors of Special Education Equity for Kids of CT. You can see me regularly on Facebook Live with our SEEK this WEEK broadcast. We talk to state and federal education experts and our aim is to keep parents up-to-speed on the latest federal and state regulations and how it impacts your child's education. If you get a chance, please sign up to become a member of SEEK -- membership is free for parents.
I'm happy to talk anytime. Again, my first 30 minute consultation is free.