About MeMaking Education Work for Your Extraordinary Child
Mom, Advocate and Attorney
My name is Danielle Green. I am a mom, advocate and attorney. I’m excited to work with you to provide the support you and your child need through your special education journey.
Special Education chose me.
I vividly remember my first meeting to discuss the academic, emotional and behavioral challenges my son was facing in school. It was emotional and I was an outsider who didn’t speak the lingo. After that meeting, regardless of my preparation and experience as a lawyer, I will never forget how I felt at the initial Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting where the team went around the table presenting their findings one after the other. It was an overwhelming experience.
As a result, I immersed myself in the field of special education and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). I wholeheartedly believe in the quote, “knowledge plus action equals power,” so I took action. My passion is advocating for families that face situations like my own. To help support you, I continue to be a student within the field by networking at workshops, attending classes, and continuing my education through webinars. This continued education helps me build my skills in advocacy and negotiation strategies, and focus on the special education and disability laws, regulations, cases, and policies and procedures that impact this specialized subject.
My passion for ensuring all children receive a free appropriate public education was ignited because my son needed an advocate to secure services that would help him grow academically, socially and emotionally. I believe a collaborative approach between teachers, administrators, and parents is the best place to start in this process, but in certain circumstances having legal support is necessary to ensure your child’s needs are identified and met.
I began my legal career in the financial services industry. This part of my career provided me the opportunity to sharpen my leadership, written and verbal communication, data analysis, active listening and negotiation skills. All of these skills are critically important in the world of special education.
I am passionate about helping children see their potential and reach their goals. I will support and advocate for you and your child, and at the same time, help you strengthen your relationship with the school system. By doing so, all parties at the table accomplish the common goal of providing your child with the educational opportunities he or she deserves and is entitled.
I graduated from Widener University School of Law and Trinity Washington University. I am a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and the Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN). I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
I look forward to meeting and working with you!