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Family Voices Indiana
Family to Family Health Information Center

Phone: 317.944.8982
Email: Jennifer@fvindiana.org
Practice Areas: Statewide, family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are staffed by trained family leaders who have children with special health care needs, and expertise in navigating federal, state and local public and private health care systems.
Geographical Area: State of Indiana.


Hollingsworth & Zivitz
11555 N Meridian
Suite 530
Carmel, Indiana 46032

Phone: 317-569-2200
Fax: 317-569-2202
Email: tblessing@hzlegal.com
Website: www.hzlegal.com
Practice Areas: Special education Due Process, personal injury, litigation in state and federal court.

Geographical Area: Indiana


MARY CICCARELLI (Transition Support)
Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC)
705 Riley Hospital Dr., Rm 5850
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317.948.0061
Fax: 317.948.7577
Email: cyacc@iupui.edu
Website: http://www.wishard.edu/our-services/center-for-youth-and-adults-with-conditions-of-childhood
Practice Areas: The CYACC Team provides support during transition from pediatric to adult health care.
Team: doctors, nurses, social workers, parent liaisons, administrative support.
Consultative Services: medical psychological, vocational, parenting, independent living, health care financing, community resources.
Development of a portable medical summary and transition plan includes current health information, medical history, functional status, care suggestions, service provider information, long and short term goals.
Care coordination: provide advocacy and service referrals to maximize quality of life and inclusion in the community.
Education: teach physicians in training for future care of youth and adults with conditions of childhood. Support primary care providers in management of individuals with special health care needs.
Research: offer opportunities for families to participate in data collection to improve care of youth with similar issues in the future.

Geographical Area: State of Indiana.


605 South Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403

Phone: (219) 369-4900
Fax: (219) 654-2226
Email: cleary_pam@yahoo.com
Practice Areas: I work with parents of children with special needs to develop, implement and maintain special services designed for their child's appropriate education. With offices located in Illinois and Indiana, I am able to meet conveniently with you.
Geographical Area: Illinois and Indiana


MATT COHEN (Attorney)
Matt Cohen and Associates
155 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 715
Chicago, IL

Phone: 866.787.9270
Cell: 866.787.9270
Email: mdcspedlaw@gmail.com
Website: www.mattcohenandassociates.com
Practice Areas: Practice provides representation on all special education matters including eligibility, label, placement, methodology, related services, discipline, inclusion, Assistive Tech, Transition, Graduation and Private Placement. Practice also works with students denied accommodation in private schools and higher ed and with placement problems for adults with disabilities. Also handle insurance disputes.
Geographical Area: All of Illinois, and some involvement in Indiana and Wisconsin.

The Ohio Phoenix
221 Calverts Lane
West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Phone: 740.352.8512
Phone: 740.352.8512
Phone: 740.768.8373
Email: wdmcclurg@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Specializing in IEP & 504 Plans
Geographical Area: Primary areas are Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. However, I do have clients in Indiana and Missouri. I will go where ever their is an individual with special needs in need of my service.

My rates are negotiable as I am for the individual, my KIDDO. My company's motto is "A Maverick for My KIDDOS".


The Law Office of Mitchell M. Pote, LLC
1140 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46224

Phone: 317.662.2008
Fax: 1.866.324.4995
Email: mitchell.pote@gmail.com
Practice Areas: school and special education law, appellate practice, guardianships, and personal injury.
Geographical Area: Indiana



Cohen & Malad, LLP
One Indiana Square, Suite 1400
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-636-6481
Email: cringlespaugh@cohenandmalad.com
Website: www.cohenandmalad.com
Practice Areas: Education Law I represent represents families in education law matters under Article 7 (IDEA), in actions regarding child find; Individualized Education Program (IEP) disputes; Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) disputes, Due Process and section 504 hearings under state and federal law, as well as bullying disputes, wrongful expulsions, and more.
Geographical Area: Indiana


PO Box 56212
Chicago, IL 60656

Phone: 312.473.1519
Email: krudzinski2@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Multi state licensed special education and regular education teacher, IL Director of Special Education,other administrative.
IEP review,Due Process and Mediation,Progress monitoring,Manifestation Determination,assistance,consultation and attendance.
Geographical Areas:
Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

14197 Dove Drive
Carmel, IN 46033

Email: sheilawolfe@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.aetcinc.org

Practice Areas:
IEP review and consultation
IEP meeting attendance
Assessment review and interpretation
Due Process and Mediation assistance
Special Education programming
Research Based Intervention
Progress Monitoring

Geographical Area: State of Indiana (consultation available for out of state parents).


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