AL - Alabama

Trecia C.Benefield
PO Box 434
Jasper, AL 35502
Phone: (205) 387-0159
Fax: (205) 387-0162

Susan Shirock DePaola
1726 West Second Street, Suite B
Montgomery AL
Phone: (334) 262-1600

AR - Arkansas

AZ - Arizona

Julianne Cartwright
3565 N. Benton
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: (928-753-7567

CA - California

Timothy A. Adams
20042 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 698-0239
Fax: (714) 698-0243


Kevin Ardalan
822 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (877) 273-2526
Fax: (714) 972-4918
Our office provides assistance to individuals seeking special education and related services. Call toll free for a free consultation.

Arlene Bell, M.A. J.D.
1158 26th Street, #269
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 829-2029
Practice focuses on special education law and serves clients in Southern California. Legal services are also available for guardianships, conservatorships and step-parent adoptions.

Jillian Bonnington
1081 N. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949)715-3876
Fax: (949)715-3876
I own a company called POSSIBILITIES. I have been an advocate for 6 years. I am a law student and have worked with many parents here and have an extensive reference list of past clients. I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Epilesy, and ED Cases.

Ed Brostoff
2715 Armstrong Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 664-9312
As a parent and retired teacher I have sat on both sides of the IEP table. For the last six years I have been sitting on the parent's side assisting parents in the IEP process. Call for a free phone consultation.

Susan Burnett, PhD
Educational Advocate
4477 La Serena Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: (714) 985-0922

Cochrane & Nelson, Attorneys
12315 Oak Knoll Road, #110
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 486-3699

Patricia E. Cromer
708 Summersong Lane
Encinita, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 632-1748
Fax: (760) 632-7478

Elizabeth Essner
Advocates for Education
14069 Loma Rio Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070-5412
Phone: (408) 741-1404
Fax: (408) 741-1418

Eric Freedus, Esq.
5008 Nighthawk Way
Oceanside, CA 92056-5443
Phonr: (760) 726-9919
Fax: (760) 726-5008
Litigation since 1974. Special Education hearings, mediations and counseling on behalf of parents and students. Over 30 years litigation experience.

Joyce Lane Ginsberg
Professional Advocate
650 Randall Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-9399
States Served: MI, CA, NY, IL
I'm on the Board and an officer of COPAA.

David M. Grey
11755 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 444-1980
Fax: (310) 444-1970
Special Education Law on behalf of parents and students. IEPs, Due Process, Mediations.

Stefan Hanson
419 Main Street, #265
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 414-9300
Fax: (714) 969-9983
States Served: Serving Southern California

Kamoroff & Associates
1720 E. Garry Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (949) 474-0302
Fax: (949) 474-0306
Our scope of representation includes, but is not limited to, representing children and young adults with special needs, disabilities and learning deficiencies throughout the Individualized Education Program ("IEP") process, compliance complaint investigations, Due Process Fair Hearings, Federal and State Court actions, appellate proceedings, contracts, mediation and settlement negotiations.

Nancy J. LoDolce
1400 N Dutton Ave Ste 21
Santa Rosa CA 95401
Phone: (707) 544.4600
Fax: (707) 545-1522
States Served: No. CA
Nancy J. LoDolce focuses her law practice on representing parents with children in actions involving special education placement, in expulsion matters and in other claims involving juveniles.

Kathleen M. Loyer
940 Calle Amanecer, Suite L
San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone: (949) 369-1082
Fax: (949) 366-6836
Practice focuses on Education Law, serving the needs of clients in the areas of Special Education, Section 504, Regular Education Issues, Disciplinary Actions (Expulsions/suspensions) Regional Center & CCS clients

The Advocacy & Learning Center
Claudia Lowe
3941 Park Dr, #20, PMB114
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: (916) 939-3905
Fax: (916) 339-2475
States Served: all areas
Online resource for help and support on issues related to IDEA, IEPs, Section 504, 504 plans, behavior plans, disabilities that impact learning, advocacy, transition, and more.

Valerie Montague
662 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone: (415) 789-5693

Susan Moroff
Special Education Advocate
(760) 727-2473
(760) 597-1742
Serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange County California.

"Every child in California is entitled by law to a free appropriate education tailored to the specific unique needs of the student."

As parents do we understand our child's special needs? Have you tried to obtain appropriate education specifically designed for your child? Do they have the opportunity to achieve their highest level of potential in their classroom setting?

As parents, we are guaranteed the right to be part of a team effort in the planning of our child's educational journey. However, trying to get through the maze of Special Education Federal and State laws can be very stressful and overwhelming.

I can help develop an Individualized Educational Plan to obtain social, emotional and educational goals, assessments in areas of suspected disabilities, receive services specifically designed for your child's special needs and help determine the best placement for your child.


Advocacy for Special Education Students
ND Consulting & Advocacy
Nick Davaei, J.D., Special Education Advocate
2522 Chambers Rd., Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 417-9955
Fax: (714) 242-7304
I have 10 years of experience in the area of Special Education on both sides of the table; private and public sector. I have taught Special Education, and served as the Due Process Liaison/Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for one of the largest school districts in United States. I am a Law School graduate and have earned a Juris Doctorate Degree. I have attended many IEP meetings over the past several years and achieved great success for these wonderful students. I have assisted parents successfully through the IEP process, Section 504 meetings, Expulsion Hearings, and Due Process proceedings including Hearings, Mediations and Resolution session conferences. We provide Professional Advocacy services to students and remain committed to achieving great success for our families.

Kristina Nicole, B.M., M.A., J.D.
Educational Consultant
760 N. Euclid St., Suite 209
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 991-9357
Fax: (714) 224-1440
I assist families with children in special education. Advocacy services include attendance at IEP meetings and other school meetings, parent education and case management.

Kitty Petty
ADD/LD Institute (KPI)
410 Sheridan Ave., Ste 339
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2020
Phone: (650) 329-9443
Fax: (650) 321-5939
I help families and individuals all over the world dealing with ADD and/or LD challenges. KPI publishes a biminthly newsletter, "The ADDventurer" and host monthly adult discussion groups and speaker meetings, also an annual symposium. Our referral network is the largest in CA; lending library (for KPI members) of over 450 titles: books, audio & video tapes on all issues across the life span. Provide one-on-one and family consulting, provide inservice teacher training, speak at hospital grand rounds, colleges and universities, radio/TV, agencies. Kitty volunteers for the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Juvenile Probation Dept. in providing parent educa- tion, and as a Project Y.E.A. volunteer.

Jane F. Reid
Post Office Box 715
Occidental, CA 95465
Phone: (707) 874-9539
Fax: (707) 874-2718

K. Lenore Rosenfeld
25876 The Old Road #155
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-1713
Phone/fax: (661)288-1323

Ross Educational Services
Daniel Ross
12288 Wintergreen
Etiwanda, CA 91739
Phone: (909) 938-4644
Advocate for children with Learning Disabilities serving families in the Inland Empire.

Adam M. Sacks
4335 Willow Glen Street
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 253 6795
Fax: (310) 388 3077
Special ed expert and advocate. Handle IEP's, Mediations and Due Process hearings. Happy to help you.

David Sherman, Esq
Sherman & Ziegler Attorneys
2740 Van Ness Ave, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 924-1300
Fax: (415) 927-2666
Experienced litigator serving special education students

A. Samuel Spital & Associates
Samuel Spital
8880 Rio San Diego Dr, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Phone: (619) 583-0350
Fax: (619) 583-1850
Toll Free: (888) 600-0700
Former Deputy Attorney General & Probation Officer. We specialize in an array of education law issues. A law firm that Cares! Since 1971. Free Consultation

Valerie Vanaman
14001 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 990-7722
Serving Southern California area.


Anne M. Zachry
Camarillo, CA
Phone: (877) 536-5940
Fax: (208) 485-3257
States served = USA
I have successfully represented students with special needs for over 10 years, including Due Process Fair Hearing and Compliance Complaints in California. I have significantly curtailed my representative duties, preferring to train parents to represent themselves. Much of the information you need to represent your child can be found at our web site,, including downloadable Form Letter Templates for common documents, such as requesting assessments, calling IEP meetings, and obtaining copies of school records. IEP Critiques and Evidence Packet Preparation Services are also available.

Stanley M. Ziegler, Esq.
Sherman & Ziegler Attorneys
2740 Van Ness Ave #300
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 924-1300, (415) 479-2334
Fax: (415) 927-2666, (415) 472-4441,
Experienced litigator serving special education students

CO - Colarado

Advocacy for the Whole Child
4313 South Andes Way #204
Aurora, CO 80015
Phone: (303) 680-6741
Fax: (303) 680-5495
States Served: CO, TX, MO, CA, etc.
Collaborative of ADVOCATES who have received a certificate in special education advocacy from the Advocacy Project. All states served. Phone/e-mail consultation, meeting attendance, parent support, educator training, full service advocacy. Advocates specialize in learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities.

Jacqueline Bostic
899 Logan, Suite 311
Denver, CO 80203
Fax: (303) 839-5178
Serving CO - Denver City and County

PEAK Parent Center
611 N. Weber St. Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (800) 284-0251
Fax: (719) 531-9400
PEAK Parent Center's mission is to ensure that individuals with disabilities lead rich, active lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities. To fulfill this mission, PEAK provides information, training, and technical assistance to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

CT - Connecticut

Andrea Alvarez
10 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203-899-1111
Fax: 203-853-9246
States served: NY, CT
As a former Director of Special Education, Andrea is now devoting her skills and expertise as a Special Education Advocate helping students with disabilities access necessary services to be successful in the classroom.

Collaborative Advocacy Associates
Noreen J. O'Mahoney, C.S.W., S.D.A.
P.O. Box 575
Wilton, CT 06897-0575
Phone: (203) 221-4555
Fax: (203) 762-3748
States Served: CT, NY
Mrs. O'Mahoney is Founder and Director of Collaborative Advocacy Associates, which provides comprehensive advocacy/mediation services for children with special learning needs, from birth to college age and across the spectrum from developmentally disabled to gifted and talented. Services: Parent Coaching; IEP/504 Plan Reviews/Development; PPT/CSE Attendance; Negotiation; Due Process Mediations, and related support services. Serving CT and nearby NY State.

Nora Belanger
10 Wall Street Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: (203) 854-8597 Fax: (203) 854-5344
I represent individuals with disabilities in special education matters including PPTs, Mediation and Due Process Hearings.

DLK Consulting
Diane Kimble Willcutts
Education Advocate
543 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 256-4186
Fax: (860) 236-2234
Diane works to help families obtain an appropriate education for their children, using strategy, courtesy, and clear communication. Her services include individual parent training to help prepare for team meetings, assistance with writing letters, and accompanying parents to meetings. Please call or e-mail for more information.

Anne I. Eason
10 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 838-5485
Fax: (203) 853-9246
Practice limited to Inclusive Education - LRE issues. Also check

John M. Flanders
57 Washington Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: (860) 559-4706
Fax: (860) 635-0744
I represent families in special education matters including PPT's, mediation, due process and civil litigation. I am, also, the father of a child in special education.

Jeen Melendez / Child Advocate
1425 Waterbury Road Cheshire , CT
Phone: (203) 232-0031

Beth Reagle
81 Hoyt St
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: (203) 964-1143
States Served: CT, NY
Beth was a birth to three service coordinator and special education teacher for 11 years before becoming an advocate. She has extensive knowlege of both special education and the laws.

Aaron Schless
10 Wall Street
Norwalk CT 06850
Phone: (203) 838-7881
Fax: (203)853-9246
Representation both at IEP meetings and Due Process Hearings

David C. Shaw
34 Jerome Ave, Ste. 210
Bloomfield, CT
Phone: (860) 242-1238
Fax: (860) 242-1507
I represent parents and disabled individuals in special education and civil rights cases in hearings and in state and federal court.

Law Offices of James C. Wing, Jr.
James C. Wing, Jr. Attorney 51 Gillett Street Hartford, CT 06015 Phone: (860) 527-0640 Fax: (860) 278-7394
Admitted to practice in 1982 and representing parents and students since 1993, when oldest child's ADHD and LD were diagnosed. Experience: IDEA, 504, No Child Left Behind, PPTs, IEPs, Due Process mediation and hearings, Civil Litigation (including actions against schools and teachers), Juvenile and Criminal defense of parents and children, bullying, eligibility, accommodations, assistive technology, discipline (including expulsion hearings), out-of-district placements, sexual assault/harassment, etc.

Winona W. Zimberlin
2 Congress St.
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: (860) 249-5291
Fax: (860) 247-4194
I represent parents in education proceedings - PPT's, hearings, civil lawsuits, higher education

Law Office of Ann E. Rose, LLC
6 Nelson Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203)304-1332
In addition to being a special education attorney, Ann Rose is a loving Mom of two school-age children with disabilities. She is available for consultation and representation at all phases of the special education process. Call for a free no obligation consultation.

DC - Dist of Columbia

DE - Delaware

FL - Florida

ARC Brevard, Terry Tomaka, Jim Gerhauser
202 West Drive
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 409-2030
Fax: (321) 722-5352
Review of educational records. Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Non-attorney representation at mediation proceedings. Parent training in advocacy skills. Parent support and networking.

Center for Education Advocacy
Lilliam Rangel-Diaz, CLA
8600 S.W. 92nd Street
Suite 204
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 279-2428, Ext. 211

Central Florida Legal Services, Inc.
Rose Marie Archibald
128 Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 255-6573
Fax: (386) 257-6824

Education Recovery, Inc.
Deborah L. Kern
44 Magnolia Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
Phone: (850) 651-2617
Serving Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties

Deborah L. Kern
44 Magnolia Avenue
Shalimar, Florida 32579
Phone: (850) 651.2617
States Served: Florida Counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties
Deborah Kern is Founder and Executive Director of Education Recovery, Inc. Ms. Kern has assisted over 150 families of students with disabilities, including SLDs, Social, Emotional, and Physical Disabilities, students with Hearing Impairments, and PDDs. Ms. Kern is the 1999 recipient of the NWFL CIL's Joe Oldmixon Service Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work.

Law Office of Doris Landis Raskin, P.A.
Doris Landis Raskin
P. O. Box 600606
Jacksonville, FL 32260-0606
Phone: (904) 287-2295
Fax: (904) 287-8901
Attorney with M.S. in Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching. Concentration in Education Law.

Jeffrey H. Minde, Esq.
4613 N. University Drive # 242
Coral Springs FL 33067
Phone: (954) 345-6465
Fax: (954) 345-6465
States Served: FL
Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Social Security Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Not-For-Profit Corporations

National Special Needs Network Inc.
4613 N. University Drive #242
Coral Springs FL
Phone: (954) 345-6465
Fax: (954) 345-6465
States Served: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Special Needs Trust preparation, consultancy services, Expert Witness Services

Susan Crum Norris, Ph.D.,BCIA,QEEG-T
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed Psychologist
4646 Nadena Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Voice and Fax: (863) 471-0281

Rosemary N. Palmer
FBN 070904 UBN 005004
5260 Pimlico Drive
Tallahassee FL 32309
Phone: (850) 668-9203

Peterson, P.A.
Marlene Sallo
170 N. Florida Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 519-9300
Fax: (863) 519-9305
Attorney with Nine Years of Special Education Experience

O. Oliver Wragg
25 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 1020
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 372-5900
Fax: (305) 372-5904
Representing the families of special needs children at all levels of litigation, including due process hearings and in court.

GA - Georgia

Mark Biernath
3617 Shallowford Road
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 455-0535
Fax: (770) 457-1827
Practice focused on Estate Planning utilizing special needs trusts, also assist with adult guardianship, probate, and estate administration.

Becky L. Milton
PO Box 172
Newington, GA 30446
Phone: (912) 857-3945
Fax: (912) 857-3945, Call first
Can assist other states via email. I am an Advocate working for Parents Educating Parents.

Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-8357
Fax: (770) 442-5507
States Served: GA + other states by e-mail/phone
Will attend SST and IEP meetings and advise on special education issues. Can also help parents find parent friendly resources to help identify and treat their disabled chidren. Graduate of the GA Advocacy Parent Leadership Support Project special education legal training and former CHADD & LDA support group leader. Let me help you get the apppropriate education your special needs child is entitled to.

Torin D. Togut
104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia
Phone : (404) 206-5175
FAX: (404) 463-1623
States Served: GA, VT
Serving all children with disabilities in the State of Georgia.

Chris E. Vance
2186 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 320-6672
Fax: (404) 320-3412
Ms. Vance is a special education attorney and the parent of a chid with disabilities.

Torin D. Togut
140 Hanuarry Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: (678) 372-1829
Fax: (678) 407-2449

HI - Hawaii

Keith H.S. Peck
223 S. King Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 532-Kids
Consultation, Advocacy and Legal Representation at Due Process Hearings at no cost to parents

IA - Iowa

ID - Idaho

IL - Illinois

Bev Alfeld, MA, MFA
Parent Advocate and Academic Performance Specialist
698 Exmoor Terrace
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (815) 459-9518
Experienced parent advocate with extensive experience in educations. Parent of own ADHD child and successful representation of many special needs children.

Cindy Asselstine
1014 N. Plum Grove Rd. #118
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 882-1225
Fax: (847) 882-0921
I started my business 2.5 years ago and I have been quite successful with all of may cases in not only getting the "appropriate" services for my clients but training the parents to become effective advocates for there children.

Law Offices of Steven Glink
Steven Glink
3338 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-7749
Fax: (847) 480-9501
I am a fierce litigator with 23 years of experience. I was voted a "Leading Lawyer" in Illinois education law. I am committed to helping kids and parents fight the system.

Michael L. Kiser, Ed.D., J.D.
The Law Office of Michael L. Kiser
4713 Seeley Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 725-0064
Fax: (630) 963-0565
I bring a unique set of problem solving skills to the representation of students. I have thirty years of experiences with schools, during the past ten of which I have been a lawyer. In addition to a law degree, I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Doctorate in Education.

Jean Kulczyk
102 Willow Dr
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 662-5432
State certified to teach behavior disordered, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled children, Jean Kulczyk also has an IRA Reading Specialist certificate and a KU certificate as a specialist in behavior modification. She attends biennial evaluations and IEP meetings with parents, does observations of school settings, and has written analyses of goals and objectives for a Due Process Hearing.

Tammera L. Lawson
Professional Parent/Child Advocate
Montgomery, Illinois
Phone: (630) 966-0927
Pager: (630) 714-8003
Cellular: (630) 319-8246
Fax: (630) 966-0927 [shares phone line-need call 1st to flip switch]
IL Counties Currently Serving: Kendall, Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, McHenry & Will
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Services offered: Comprehensive advocacy and support services in the realm of special education challenges encountered by parents and children; an instructor of Basic and Advanced Parents Rights classes; speaker at parent support groups

R.V. Moran, MA, NCC
PO Box 583
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (708) 373-0146
School Psychologist,Counselor, former hearing officer with twenty years experience.

IN - Indiana

Patricia L. Howey
P.O. Box 117
West Point, IN 47992
I specialize in dispute resolution, such as mediation, due process hearings, and expulsions

Attorney at Law
Philpot Law Office LLC
1140 N. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (866) 324-4995

Attorney at Law
156 E. Market St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (317) 686-1150

Dorene J. Philpot
Attorney at Law
156 E. Market St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 486-4578
Fax: (317) 686-1150

Carol Whisler
3273 E. Magley Lane
Columbia city, IN 46725
Phone: (260) 451-6791

KS - Kansas

Special Education Parent's Advocacy Link (SEPAL)
Advocates in IEP meetings
Marilyn McClure
PO Box 16
Strasburg, MO 64090
Phone: (816) 680-0070
States Served: MO, KS
Attends school meetings; available by telephone/mail/internet.
Founder, Marilyn McClure is a current due process hearing officer in Missouri, former teacher and paralegal; parent. Network of advocates in MO. Specialty in child complaint preparation. Expertise with military families.

R. Elizabeth Bowers, M.S. Ed.
Advocate and Parent
8601 Redbud Lane
Lenexa, Kansas 66220
Phone: (913) 522-8401
Fax: (913) 422-3399
States Served: KS, MO, will travel
As a parent with a child with autism, has an "inside" understanding and approach to dealing with parents and professionals in the field. Has a Masters in Special Ed, emphasis in autism. Provides Behavior Therapy & Educational/IEP/Goal Development services. Has extensive ABA background. Has passed Kansas Universitys Ph.D. level SPED Law courses & works from the initiation of services through IEP development, to the state complaint and appeal process. Does preparatory due process work to reduce attorney fees for parents for organization & evidence gathering. Analyzes validity of cases & complaints/evidence for parents and SPED attorneys.

Tiera Kronshage
1509 9 th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 628-1038
Fax: (913) 628-1038
States Served: KS, MO
Special Education Advocate also understanding of Missouri Safe Schools Act Kansas City number 816-804 3888

KY - Kentucky

Marie Allison
271 West Short Street, Suite 222
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-9977
Fax: (859) 252-5830

Kentucky Education Rights Center
Dennie W. Baldwin, Executive Director
1323 Moores Mill Road
Midway, Kentucky 40347
Phone: 859-846-9716

LA - Louisiana

MA - Massachusetts

Vendito Consulting
Advocating for Children of Special Needs
Diane Bartlett
P.O. Box 548
Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-799-6426

The Associated Advocacy Center-Visions for the Future, Inc
Toni Saunders
24 Widow Coombs Walk
Sandwich MA 02563
Phone: (508) 420-4356
Fax: (508) 428-7276
Barbara Silva
PO# 4008
Brockton MA 02301-4008
Phone: (508) 588-3315
Fax: (508) 588-6988
We provide services and training to parents of children with special needs, and our focus is on bilingual and/or poor families who ordinarily cannot access educational advocacy due to the lack of resources or translation. More often than not, these children get left behind. We offer translation services for information, and outreach.
Our services encompass the southeast region of MA.

Tonya Boyce
West Groton, MA
Areas Served: Metrowest; northwest; central MA
Affordable, high quality services. All ages & disabilities. Focus on student needs & parent/guardian participation. In depth knowledge of special education/disability laws; experienced special education paralegal. Completed the Parent Consultant Training Program through the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Boston, MA in 1998. Currently work independently with families & caregivers in addition to providing special education advocacy & paralegal services in partnership with a local attorney.

Ellen Chambers, MBA
141 River Road
Pepperell, MA 01463
Phone: (978) 433-5983
Fax: (978) 433-0492
Ms. Chambers' advocacy work has been praised by parents and professionals alike. "Ellen is capable of quickly assessing a situation and coming up with methods to address even some of the most troubling issues for the children who are fortunate enough to secure her services," says Tim Sindelar, Senior Attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston.

Lucie Chansky
259 Jackson St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Phone: (617) 244-7310
Fax: (617) 965-7310
Serving MA - Newton, Brookline, Needham

Carole Cleveland, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant/Advocate
P.O. Box 903
170 Sargent Street
Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone: (413) 323-6050
Fax: (413) 323-4729

Robert K. Crabtree
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA 02114-2925
Phone: (617) 227-7031

Jennifer R. Gavin
678 Massachusetts Ave Suite #702
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 876-2631
Fax: (617) 492-5991

Laura E. Gillis, Esq.
900 Cummings Park, Suite 211U
Beverly, MA 01915
Office Phone: (978) 338-6611
Fax: (978) 338-6612

Power Advocates
P.O. Box 1077
Williamsville, NY 14231-1077
(716) 522-9185
Providing training, support and advocacy to parents of children with special needs and agencies who work with special children in Western New York!! Empowering parents of a child with a disability to be effective advocates!

Alysa Sasson
124 Beach Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-8962
Fax: (914) 832-8962
Specialist in advocacy for special education. Work in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam Counties. Reasonable fee.

Steven H. Sewell, Esq.
675 Old County Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 997-0400

Marna Solarsh
81 Main Street - Suite 205
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 682-8181
Fax: (914) 682-2878
Representing parents before school districts - planning for special needs children

James A. Costello
Futterman & Lanza, LLP
222 East Main Street, Suite 212
Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: (631) 979-4300

Law Offices of Laureen A. Baum
Laureen A. Baum
Attorney at Law
307 East 53rd Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 644-4414
Fax: (212) 644-8470

Wayne Rock
Special Education Advocate – Free Consultation
P.O. Box 2120
Greenport, NY 11944
Phone: (631) 477-3059
Attending CPSE/CSE Meetings so your child gets an appropriate education. Review education records and evaluations. Request a resolution/due process hearing if necessary. 100% of all my cases have been resolved at resolution. Travel all over NYS to advocate for your child . Please call me if you need someone to fight for your child's education.

Adrienne Arkontaky
Littman Krooks LLP, 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-684-2100
Fax: 914-684-9865


OH- Ohio

The Ability Center
Suzanne Van Hee
5605 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 885-5733
Fax: (419) 882-4813
Jennifer Hamburg
5605 Monroe Street
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 885-5733
Fax: (419) 882-4813
We are a non-profit Independent Living Center for the disabled. We assist parents with IEP's and 504's. We attend meetings and work with parents throughout Northwest Ohio.

Anne T. Brigham, Esq
12659 Girdled Road
Concord, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 357-4480
Fax: 357-1101

Kerry M. Agins, Esq.
Nessa G. Siegel, Co., L.P.A.
4070 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44121
Phone: (216) 291-1300
Fax: (216) 291-9622

Leslye R. Goldman & Assoc LLC
Advocate & Coach
12064 Timberlake
Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 469-0525
Fax: (513) 460-0526
States Served: OH, IL, KY
Formulate coalitions among parents, educators, physicians, and your child to positively deal with all of the challenges, educational as well as social. Create and foster a liaison between M.D., schools, and home. Advise parents on educational procedural issues. Instruct parents on how to access necessary resources and how best to use them. Conduct Parent Advocacy Training Help Design Accommodations

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Margaret Burley, Executive Director
165 W. Center Street, Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-382-5452
Fax: (740) 383-6421
Statewide agency who provides advocacy and trainings throughout the state of Ohio. Currently has 13 regional offices throughout the state.

Lynne Z. Petkovic, M.Ed.
175 Hickory Lane
Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022
Phone: (440) 247-3426

Judith C. Saltzman
1370 Ontario St-Suite 1620
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 861-0360
Special Education Law and Advocacy

OK - Oklahoma

Kayla A. Bower
2915 Classen Blvd., Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 525-7755
Toll- Free: (800) 880-7755, outside the Oklahoma City dialing zone
Fax: (405) 525-7759
Our office is the federally funded protection and advocacy system. We have various programs and eligibility requirements for each.

OR - Oregon

Roger N. Meyer
Disabilty Advocacy, Case Management, and Person-Centered Planning
Director, Portland Asperger Employment Project Advocate
doing business as "of a different mind"
18162 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97206
Phone and Fax: (503) 666-2776
Cell Phone (8-5 weekdays) 503-358-6463
Serving the greater Portland Metropolitan area, including SW Washington I am co-founder, with Linda Newland, of Oregon Parents United (OPU). OPU is a statewide parent advocacy and education organization. Five of our members are Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates members. I specialize special education parent/student advocacy with an emphasis on transition planning and wrap-around case management. I also am a disability advocate for clients at adult community service agencies such as Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Division, Disability Determination Services (the entry point agency for SSI/SSDI applications), and do private ADA representation of clients with post-secondary educational institutions and employers. I do charge for my services, although the first hour of consultation is free.

Linda Newland
22980 Donna Lane
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 389-0004 (541-420-2870)
Fax: (541) 389-0004 or
I am a parent advocate and not an attorney. I offer support, advocacy and resources. I am not qualified to render legal advise. However, I can help direct you to attorneys or support in your area should the need arise. Some issues can be resolved with support from an advocate, others require legal advise from a qualified attorney specializing in the area of your concerns.

Dana R. Taylor
888 S.W. 5th Aveune, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204-2024
Phone: (503) 222-1812
Fax: (503) 274-7979
I represent parents and children under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

PA - Pennsylvania

Dr. Robyn Forbes Drucker
Child advocate in the field of education (in Pa. only)
Paul J. Drucker, esq.
Attorney (Penna., N.J. and Mass. bars)
Drucker & Drucker
123 Lisa Drive Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: (610) 296-9828
Fax: (215) 451-6250
Advocating for exceptional children

Linda J. Heller
519 Monroe Rd.
Merion, PA 19066-1017
Phone: (610) 667-9019
Fax: (707) 788-4821
States Served: PA
I am an attorney working exclusively as an advocate. I represent clients only as far as the pre-hearing conference. If a case must go to due process I refer it to a litigator and provide background and support.

Leadem Counseling & Consulting Services, P.C.
Educational Division
4 Gabriel Estates
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 426-9951
(570) 343-8301 (Scranton)
John V. Leadem, MSW, ACSW
Elaine M. Leadem, MSW, ACSW
Shawn M. Leadem, LSW
Serving the Poconos and Scranton areas.

Angela Moran
5 Still Water Circle
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Phone: (717) 919-8762
Info: I am a Special Education Teacher (BSED) looking to help advocate for children with Special Needs in the Greater Harrisburg Area. Please contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs. I look forward to working with you!

Ilene Young
68 East Court Street
Doylestown PA 18901
Phone: (215) 444-0445
I am a special education and special needs parent advocacy attorney in a civil practice with a family/child oriented domestic relations partner. We offer a wide range of services to persons with exceptionalities including special education and special needs aspects of divorce, and adoption work

RI - Rhode Island

Shelly Greene
30 Lorimer Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 454-4682
Fax: (401) 454-8558
States Served: MA, RI

SC - South Carolina

Demal I. Mattson, Jr.
Attorney at Law
990 Lake Hunter Circle, Suite 201
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-2334
Fax: (843) 881-2992

SD - South Dakota

TN - Tennessee

Cecelia Cox
Chattanooga, TN
Phone: (423) 877-4307
I am President of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Tennessee. I have not had a great amount of formal advocacy training, however, I have attended several workshops of our state PTI, attended TSA conference sessions on advocacy, and have attended IEP meetings for several other parents. I do school staff inservices on TS and peer education presentations.

J. Page Garrett, Esq.
5133 Harding Road
Suite 112
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 429-4126
Fax: (615) 297-7026

TX - Texas

David Beinke
1901 East Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock TX 78664
Phone: (512) 784-3666
Fax: (512) 244-6014
States Served: TX but can telephonically attend ARD's anywhere
Full range of sped and regular ed services by former Marine Corps Sgt, non- attorney representation in ARD's, 504 meetings, mediation, due process, OCR complaints, ADA complaints, and complaints about ISD staff using internal and certification protocols

Martin Cirkiel
1901 East Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock TX 78664
Phone: (512) 244-6678
Fax: (512) 244-6014
Disability law firm, Full range of sped services, ADA issues, Guardianships, mental health issues, criminal representation for individuals with disabilities

Sandra K. Foreman
P.O. Box 201452
Austin, TX 78720-1452
Phone: (512) 249-8161
Fax: (512) 249-6044
Represent parents and students in IEP meetings, mediation, due process hearings. Also assist with transitional planning for college bound students with learning disabilities.

Louis H. Geigerman
P.O. Box 16111
Sugar Land, TX 77496-6111
Phone: (281) 265-1506
Fax: (253) 295-9954
States Served: TX, OK, LA, NM, AZ, MO
National ARD/IEP Advocates. Fee-based Advocacy providing consultations, representations at IEP meetings and mediations. Also available for case development in conjunction with counsel of your choice. "We level the playing field in IEP team meetings and mediations"

Lolalee E. Livingston & Co., LLC
P.O. Box 865037
Plano, TX 75023-8019
Phone: (972) 758-9123
Fax: (972) 964-8906
Educational Consultant and Child Advocate. I bring 26 years experience to providing Advocacy Consultations and Representations at IEP Meetings. I recognize and understand the Bio/Psycho/Social and Educational impact of physical disabilities (including allergies) on the learning and behavior process. Our Goal is to educate the parents and assist them in advocating for their child's educational needs. Reasonable Fees

Daniel L. McCall
P.O. Box 5808
Katy, TX 77491-5808
Phone: (281) 693-7922
States Served: TX, U.S. Virgin Islands
13 years experience litigating special education cases for disabled students under the IDEA.

UT - Utah

Rosemary N. Palmer
FBN 070904 UBN 005004
5260 Pimlico Drive
Tallahassee FL 32309
Phone: (850) 668-9203

VA - Virginia

Pam Broome
Progressive Pathways, Inc.
Education Consultant and Child Advocate
6405 Wyngate Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
Business and Fax: 703-569-2325
Recognizes and understands: Processing Disorders, Academic Underachievement, LD, DT/LD, ADD, Autism, Aspergers, and NonVerbal Learning Disabilities; learning styles; as well as, the emotional, social, and educational impact of allergies and nutritional imbalances.

Ruth C. Heitin, Ph.D.
100 West Howell Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (703) 519-7181
Fax: (703) 519-4737
States Served: VA, DC, MD
Dr. Heitin has been in private practice as a special education consultant since 1992.

Reta Y. Lewis
Intervention Strategist/Special Education Advocate
PO Box 3389
Falls Church VA 22043-3389
Phone: (703) 848-8894

Pete & Pam Wright
c/o The Special Ed Advocate
P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Phone: (804) 257-0857

VT - Vermont

Brice Palmer
P.O. Box 255
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: 802-537-3022

Torin Togut
24 French Street
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-1162
Fax: (802) 479-1162
States Served: GA, VT

Gregory R. Van Buiten
Special Ed Lawyer
8 Access Road
Milton, VT 05468
Phone: (802) 893-0777
Fax: (802) 893-3366
States Served: NH, VT

WA - Washington

Sara R. Avrams
504 Special Education Services, Inc.
2560 - 125th Avenue N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98005-1534
Phone: (425) 882-9156
Fax: (425) 885-7926
Serving OR WA ID
Reasonable fees
Washington PAVE is a source for people in Washington.

Lise Ellner
26014 101st PL SW
Vashon, WA 98070
Phone: (206) 463-6757
Fax: (206) 463-0758
States Served: WA, CA
Ten years of litigation experience, serving special needs children and families in due process, federal court and in direct negotiations with School Districts. Reasonable fees.

WI - Wisconsin

J Clough
Janesville WI 53545
Phone: (608) 362-8134

WV - West Virginia

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