and I'm completely obsessed with digging into special education solutions with parents, teachers and IEP teams everyday.
I grew up as a special needs sibling, my brother has Down syndrome. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the family.
I became a special education teacher, determined to change the world from the inside of my classroom. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the school team.
For 20+ years I've been working for both parents and teachers, helping EVERYONE work together to create IEPs with less stress and more results.
I've consulted with parents + IEP teams through hundreds (probably thousands, I stopped counting after the first decade) of IEP meetings since 1996. I've seen what is possible for a child's future when we design a child's IEP for the real world and I can teach you how to make it happen!
Special Education teams and special needs parents have historically had a disconnect in communication and collaboration when working together on IEPs. In the past, teachers and parents only had options for traditional teacher training programs, adversarial advocacy programs for parents, and a consistent focus on legal issues for providing appropriate educational services. Teachers and parents have not been encouraged to work together proactively to avoid crisis and prepare a child for long term success based on the child's unique needs.
I can't wait to help you on your Special Education journey!
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Master IEP Coaches are special needs parents, special education teachers and IEP team members, such as speech therapists and behavior experts who have a driving passion to change special education outcomes through collaborative efforts. They are seeking to build additional personal income streams while building their independent practice serving the special needs community. Learn More about the Master IEP Coach Mentorship.