Curriculum Vitae

2018 -

  • School Refusal & Truancy
  • Trans-Students:  Obtaining Educational Services via IDEA & ADA
  • Enforcement of State Educational Agency's FAPE Obligations Under IDEA
  • The Case for Full Inclusion
  • Endrew F., The More Demanding Standard for Special Education
  • Designing Meaningful IEPs from the IEP Table
  • How To Make "Appropriately Ambitious" IEPs
  • Expanding Employment Opportunities  using Customized Employment
  • Building  IEPs that Work - The Educational Benefit Review Process
  • Conflict Resolution in the IEP Development Process
  • The Collaborative Problem Solving Model
  • William & Mary Law School - Institute of Special Education Advocacy
  • Lifecourse 

2013 - 2017

  • Partners in Policymaking Disability Advocacy
  • Social Thinking©
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities
  • Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center \ Anxiety, 1st Annual Forum
  • Utilizing Strengths of Individuals with ASD to Increase Success in School
  • Developing Independence in Individuals with ASD
  • Linking Assessment to Strategies for Successful Employment
  • Moving from High School to Post-School World
  • Preparing for College/College Readiness
  • Customized Employment Conference 
  • Planning for Transition
  • Parent Advocacy Bootcamp - ASRC

2008 - 2012

  • Inclusion and the Least Restrictive Environment
  • Social Skills and Social Stories
  • The Due Process Hearing in Special Education
  • Overcoming Anxiety; Preparing for Life
  • Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program
  • Behavior Management from Toddler to Teenage and Beyond
  • Advocacy Training for New Special Ed Parents
  • 18, Now What?  Planning Early for Transition
  • Autism Safety Issues
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood 

Workshops Developed and Presented by The Advocate

  • SPED 101:  Where to Begin
  • SPED 101:  How to Read the IEP
  • Freaking Out: The Growing Epidemic of Anxiety in Children and Young Adults

Advocates on Behalf of People with Disabilities

Some Examples of Testimony Given in Support of People with Disabilities on the Local and Legislative Levels


  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
  • Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA)


  • Act Concerning Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior
  • Act Concerning Administration of Antiepileptic Medication
  • Act Concerning the Provision of Services to Individuals with Intellectual Disability
  • Act Concerning The Birth-to-three Program And Hearing Tests