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State Special Education Website

Regulations (June 2007)

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Advocates & Attorneys

KELLY BARTON, Ed.D. (Educational Consultant/Advocate)
Barton Educational Consulting
220 West Gay Street, Floor 2
West Chester, PA 19380-2917

Phone: 610.696.6018
Email: bartonedconsulting@gmail.com
Website: www.bartonedconsulting.com
Areas of Practice: Evaluation, IEPs, 504 Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans, Communication Plans, Assistive Technology, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, School Discipline, Tutoring
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland




TRISH LUBERDA, NcP (Special Education Consultant & Paralegal)
31 Whitetail Lane
Hunters Run
Mount Penn, PA 19606-9490

Phone: 267.482.0009
Cell: 267.482.0009
Fax: 267.482.9900
Email: trish.luberda@gmail.com

Areas of Practice:I am a certified paralegal whose business concentration is advocating in empowering parents to develop the most appropriate educational programs for their exceptional student that federal and state regulations allow.

My work has evolved from personal experience as the parent of three daughters with learning differences, emotional challenges, and autism. I have gained much of my relevant life experience from my own children, my clients, and their parents. As an educational consultant, I provide client-focused services that meet the needs of students who face learning and life challenges. I offer parents and caregivers of children with special needs a resource for understanding what the difficulties are, determining what support may be needed and developing a strategic plan to go about getting it. I am experienced in supporting clients with a variety of cross-system services that will ensure they understand how to navigate the many complex facets of federal, county, and school district systems. I enjoy helping clients identify their options for assessment, accommodations, and need for services. I value collaborating with the parents, caregivers and schools who willingly work together in the best interest of understanding a child’s strengths and/or weaknesses. My personal goal is to offer a plan of action and support that enables the children to adequately develop and their parents/caregivers to feel confident they have obtained the most appropriate supports and services available in order to insure their child’s most successful life outcomes.

Some of my services include:

• Complete record review (including all assessments and reports).
• Provide an overview and profile for your child’s success.
• Prepare a strategic action plan.
• Make referrals for necessary assessment and related services.
• Consult and advise in preparation and organization of documentation.
• Observe and/or consult in schools.
• Prepare and attend IEP meetings, ITMs, ISPs, and/or school conferences.
• Consult and make appropriate recommendations for school placements.
• Review and refer for appropriate AT/AAC assessments and evaluations.
• Referral and guidance for transition-aged resources and services.
Geographical Area: PA, NJ, DE

Please review my website for further parental resources and information pertaining to Special Education law; particularly within Pennsylvania. In advance thank you for considering me to be of assistance to you and/or your family!


McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
1350 Connecticut Ave, NW. Ste. 850
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

Phone: 202-735-2300
Website: www.mcandrewslaw.com
Areas of Practice:
Special Education Law
Estate Planning
Special Needs Trusts

Geographical Area:
Washington, D.C. Area
State of Delaware
State of Pennsylvania (offices include Berwyn, Philadelphia, Wyomissing, Scranton, and Harrisuburg)

DAVID P, OSTERHOUT, LCSW, BCD (Advocate, Therapist)

Meridian Health and Educational Services, Inc
Elmwood Business Park
769 Route 70 East, Suite C-150
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 865-782-8383
Email: dpoworking@gmail.com
Practice Areas: David P. Osterhout, LCSW, BCD is a structural family therapist with 40 years of experience working with children and their families. He specializes in Neuro-Developmental, Learning and Behavioral Pathology and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders. As a part of his private practice, he also provides educational services and advocacy, representing your needs at Child Study Team Meetings, Behavior Manifestation Determination and Conflict Resolution with School Districts to obtain appropriate educational placement, at the appropriate educational level, with the appropriate educational support. Please visit his website for more detailed information about his credentials, experience and the services offered.
Geographical Area:New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware


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