Making Education work for your extraordinary child
Special Education chose me.
I am a mom, advocate and attorney who believes every child should have the support and tools they need to succeed in school. When I began the process of seeking special education services for my son, I realized it was a complex and emotionally charged journey and no parent should go through it alone.
Exceptional Children Special Education Advocacy will support and advocate for you and your child while strengthening your relationship with the school system. I can assist you in requesting an initial evaluation, during the IEP/504 plan process, or through dispute resolution with the school district.
View the services I offer including assistance with eligibility determinations and securing services through an IEP or 504 plan.
Executive Functioning: What is it and a free conference to help you learn more and skill build.
Understood.org says that executive functioning can be described as “the management system of the brain.” This is a good umbrella way of thinking about the executive functions but to get more specific, executive functions generally include the following skills: impulse control, emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation and organization.
Learning Disabilities Association of America Presents Angst
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families.
IEP services and 504 Plan accommodations during the pandemic
It is paramount to note that districts must continue to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to our children even during the pandemic. This means school must provide special education and related services even if they may look different.
Back to School 2020-2021: In-person, Hybrid or Remote? What about students on IEPs?
The initial guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (“DESE”) instructed each district to prepare Learning Plans for in-person, hybrid learning and remote learning. Many districts have presented hybrid and remote learning plans to the community. What is the guidance for hybrid or remote learning 2020-2021? How will students on IEPs be considered?
The American Academy of Pediatrics comprehensive guidance for back to school.
The American Academy of Pediatrics created comprehensive guidance and recommendations to support caregivers when planning for back to school, sports, therapy appointments, and other activities.