Chaos to Collaboration℠


Tired of struggling alone in the school system? Let an experienced professional guide you, easing the burden and helping you champion your child's needs.

Full Year of IEP Advocacy Support

This package offers year-round guidance for a successful IEP experience. Here’s what’s included:

  • Personalized Advocacy & Coaching: Support tailored to your child’s journey.
  • Navigating the IEP Process: Expert help understanding and working within the system.
  • Building Positive Relationships: Guidance for strong partnerships with your school district.
  • Effective Communication: Help with drafting impactful letters and emails.
  • IEP Meeting Empowerment: Support to ensure your voice is heard.
  • Flexible Support: Choose the level and frequency that works for you.
  • Virtual Meetings (up to 3): Convenient online support (additional meetings extra).
  • Regular Check-Ins: Monthly calls or virtual chats to stay on track.
  • Data Analysis: Twice-yearly reviews to assess progress.
  • Discounted Meetings: Savings on additional in-depth meetings.
  • Resource Updates: Be the first to know about new freebies and IDEA law changes.

*Offer subject to change.

Let's Team Up! 4-Hour IEP Support Package

Get personalized help with meetings, communication, and securing the best plan for your child. Here’s what you get with this package:

  • Personalized help: 4 hours of one-on-one time to tackle your specific questions and concerns.
  • IEP Know-How: We’ll break down the whole IEP thing so it’s less intimidating.
  • Teamwork Boost: Tips on communicating well with the school and getting everyone on the same page.
  • Behind the Scenes Writing: Need help drafting a letter or email? We’ve got your back.
  • Meeting Support: We can even join IEP meetings to help you advocate for your child.

Additional Note: Think of it as flexible support – we can review documents with you, prep for meetings, or give advice after the fact. There’s even an online meeting option if that’s easier!

Join the Collab Culture Membership: Don't Go It Alone

Start strong with a detailed assessment and unlock ongoing support for your IEP journey. This initial payment includes:

  • Detailed IEP Assessment: Get an expert review of your child’s IEP to ensure it’s fully optimized.
  • Actionable Recommendations: Receive specific steps and strategies to advocate for your child’s educational needs effectively.

Plus, unlock the following with our monthly membership (for a fraction of the cost):

  • Pre-recorded IEP Training: Easy-to-follow educational videos.
  • Accompanying E-book: A handy guide to reference anytime.
  • Special Office Hours: Get your questions answered live.
  • Discounted Meeting Attendance: Save on additional support when you need it.
  • 20% off Concierge Package Upgrade: Get a discount on our most comprehensive support option.
"Pick My Brain" Session: Get Personalized Support

Feeling lost in the special education process? Our “Pick My Brain” sessions are here to help! Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Get Answers: Ask any burning questions about behavior management, finding resources, educational supports, ensuring culturally responsive interventions, or setting neuro-affirming IEP goals.
  • Gain Actionable Strategies: Receive practical advice tailored to your child’s specific needs, giving you a clear path forward.
  • Build Confidence: Discover strategies to navigate the special education system with confidence and advocate effectively for your child’s rights.

Why Choose a “Pick My Brain” Session?

  • Personalized Focus: Address the issues that matter most to you.
  • Expert Insights: Benefit from specialized knowledge in special education advocacy.
  • Empowerment: Leave feeling equipped to make informed decisions for your child’s success.

Ready for clarity and support? Schedule your “Pick My Brain” session today!

Public Speaking & Community Support

Navigating the world of special education can be overwhelming. Let me help you understand the common challenges and how to overcome them. In my presentations, I share real-world insights and strategies for:

  • Decoding the IEP Process: Understanding the jargon, your rights, and how to create a truly effective IEP for your child.
  • Addressing Roadblocks: Identifying common hurdles like lack of resources, communication breakdowns, and how to get the support your child needs.
  • Building a Collaborative Team: Learn how to foster positive relationships with teachers, administrators, and service providers for your child’s success.

Ideal for:

  • Parent support groups
  • School-sponsored workshops
  • Community advocacy organizations

Let’s Empower Families Together! With my experience in special education advocacy, I provide practical advice and actionable steps for parents to become their child’s strongest champion.

Please note: I customize presentations to specific audience needs. We can focus on a broad overview of special education challenges or a deep dive into specific areas like securing services or addressing behavioral concerns.


10 Basic Steps of IEP Process
The Sensory Accommodation Checklist
Chaos to Collaboration Toolkit

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What is a Special Education Advocate & IEP Coach

A special education advocate or IEP coach partners with families of children with disabilities, providing guidance and support to make sure the child receives the best possible educational plan and services.

What is the difference between a special education advocate and a special education attorney?

Think of an advocate as your guide through the special education system. They know the rules, understand how to create a strong plan for your child, and can help you communicate effectively with the school. Attorneys are for when things get legally complicated. If you need formal hearings or might end up in court, that’s when you bring in a special education attorney.

When should you seek out an advocate?

If you’re feeling lost in the special education process, having trouble getting the school to understand your child’s needs, or just want some extra support, an advocate can be a huge help.

What are some “red flags” when hiring an advocate?

Be wary of anyone promising guaranteed results – special education is about collaboration. Avoid advocates who seem pressuring or more interested in fighting the school than finding the best solution for your child.

What questions should I ask before hiring an advocate?

Understand exactly what services they offer, such as attending meetings, helping with paperwork, etc. Ask about their experience working with children similar to yours, and be upfront about discussing their fees.

How long can a special education case take?

This is tough to answer because every case is unique. A good advocate will always try to find solutions with your school district before things get too formal. But, if you end up needing mediation or going further, things can get complicated and take longer. There are steps in place to help you reach an agreement without crazy legal fees. Ideally, you and the district can find common ground in a few months, but if things get difficult, the timeline can stretch out.

How much does it cost?

I believe every family deserves support, regardless of budget. That’s why I offer a free consultation to get us started. After we chat, I’ll provide a menu of services with costs for each level. I also offer payment plans to make things easier. Let’s not let finances be a barrier to getting your child the help they need.

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