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Meet Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed


  Hey, I'm Catherine...

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!

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Let's work together to build better IEPs with less stress and more results.

IEP Workshops

Need an IEP workshop for your school or parent group? We're now scheduling IEP workshops for the 2022-2023 school year.


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Master IEP Coach® Mentorship

Become the idea bringer, solution finder, and team builder at the IEP table. Discover how to fix your own IEPs, plus learn how you can get paid as an IEP expert!


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IEP Conferences

Let's meet in person! VIP IEP weekends are perfect for parents, teachers, admins and therapists. Spend a weekend, surrounded by like-minded, positive problem-solvers, just like you!


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See Where Catherine's Been

Catherine's traveled around the world, speaking to a variety of groups. Check out a few places where she's been seen:

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