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LYNNE ADAMS (Advocate)
Above and Beyond Advocacy

PO Box 80603
Dartmouth, MA 02748

Website: www.beyondadvocacy.com
Practice Areas: All ages, all disabilities. Specialized in Autism, ADHD, Emotional, Behavioral, Learning, Developmental, and Physical Disabilities
Geographical Area: Southcoast of Massachusetts and Southern Rhode Island


PO Box 122
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Website: www.autismspectrumadvocacy.com
Practice Areas: Stephanie LeBlanc, Cheryl Temple, Debra Wasilauski, M. Ed.
Using our unique group advocacy model, ASA offers comprehensive special education advocacy services to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. For more information and to contact us, please visit our website
Geographical Area: Massachusetts: Boston, Central, Metrowest, Northeast, Southeast


18 South Main St., Suite 303
Topsfield, MA 01983

Practice Areas: With 20 years of experience representing parents and students in special education matters, I will assist you at every step of the process, including case review and consultation, assistance in locating suitable experts, attendance at IEP meetings, and, if necessary, representation at an administrative hearing.
Geographical Area: My office is 20 miles north of Boston and I represent clients in the greater Boston area.


JAMES BARON (Attorney)
Law Office of James M. Baron

395 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781.209.1166
Website: www.lawbaron.com
Practice Areas: Education Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Estate Planning
Geographical Area: Massachusetts and New Hampshire

My law practice is dedicated to improving the lives of special needs children and their families. My focus is on two primary areas: Education Law and Special Needs Estate Planning. In the area of Education Law, I represent students and parents to resolve education-related legal disputes as quickly and inexpensively as possible. I have successfully helped clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire address a wide variety of school issues, including special education and discipline. Clients range from pre-Kindergarten through Graduate School. In the area of Special Needs Estate Planning, I help parents to ensure that their children are properly taken care of now and well into the future.


ACCESS! Education Consulting
94 Park Terrace Ave
West Haven, CT 06516

Practice Areas:
ACCESS! Education Consulting provides affordable and accessible comprehensive child-centered legal and nonlegal related services in the areas of Education, Health and Disability Law.
Geographical Area:
ACCESS! Education provides legal services in CT, RI and MA and nonlegal related services nationwide.


Speial Education Advocacy Center
35 Bliven Way, Apt 204
New York, NY 12866

Phone: 941.237.0946
Cell: 941.237.0946
Email: bartlett.marilyn48@gmail.com
Practice Areas: All areas of Special Education accommodations for K-12; All areas of the ADA-AA for high stakes testing and accommodations in higher education settings. Available as a Speaker on such topics as: The ADA-AA; Sec 504 versus IDEA; College applications for L.D's; IDEA issues in K-12; Homeless children and Special Education compliance; Rights of Special Education Children in Foster Care. For other topics, please email me.
Geographical Area:
New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island


Advocacy Services for "our special kids"
41 DeCarolis Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Phone: 978.658.4838
Email: ourspecialkids@hotmail.com
Practice Areas: Guiding parents through the special education process. Experience includes EI transitions, developmental disabilities, autism, down syndrome, NVLD, ADHD, sensory and behavioral issues, and mediation
Geographical Area: Within a ten-mile radius

As a mother of a child with special needs I understand the emotional and financial costs that comes with taking care of our families. I am committed to the work I do so that I can educate, support, and empower families to be strong advocates for themselves and others.


JOAN BERON (Attorney)

90 Bridge Street, Suite 101
Newton, MA 02458

Fax: 617.395.6869
Email: joan.beron@verizon.net
Practice Areas: Case evaluation, consultation and legal representation for special education, 504, bullying, student conduct and interagency disputes. Former BSEA Hearing Officer and Speech Therapist
Geographical Area: Greater Boston and Metro West area


The Parent Coach LLC
10 Ordway Terrace
Reading, MA 01867

Fax: 781.609.4254

Practice Areas: Empowering parents through consultation, advocacy, and the facilitation of effective collaboration with special education professionals.




The Center for Children with Special Needs of MA
534 Main St Suite 3
Weymouth, MA 02190

Phone: 781.331.5437
Email: andreabrandeis@ccsnma.com
Website: www.ccsnma.com
Practice Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's, PDD, NLD, ADHD/ADD, learning, neurological, emotional, social and behavioral, cognitive and communications disabilities.
We provide expertise, guidance, strategies and representation at IEP meetings and mediations. Our goal is to build the foundation for the family to advocate for their child as a Team member with their District.
Geographical Area: South Shore and Metro West



SUSAN BREFACH, Ed.D. (Psychologist, Neuropsychologist)
Neurodevelopment Associates, Inc.

2 Davis Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730

Phone: 781-860-7211
Fax: 617-249-0446
Email: susanbrefach@neurodev.info
Practice Areas: comprehensive, accurate, objective evaluations of children and adolescents with special needs--learning disabilities, Autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, anxiety/depression/emotional problems, social or school issues. Neuropsychological, academic and projective testing from a highly skilled psychologist with over 33 years' experience. I also provide complete follow-up services including advocacy, attendance at meetings, school/program observations, skilled testimony at mediations and hearings. My goal is to "make school work" for your child.
My book for parents, No Parent Left Behind: Navigating the Special Education Universe, is available from Amazon.com or my website.
Geographical Area: Massachusetts and other northeastern states.

Advocacy for Special Kids
25 Braintree Hill Park
Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184

Phone: (
781) 264-1257
(781) 394-0719
Website: asktheadvocate.org
Practice Areas: ADS, NLD, ADHD, Executive Functioning, emotional impairments, school phobia, global delays LBLD out of district placements, mediations, resolution sessions
Geographical Area: Boston, South Shore, limited North Shore, Metro West

The Advocate

26 W Boylston St.
West Boylston, MA 01583

Phone: 508.835.1188
Fax: 508.835.1187
Geographical Area: Massachusetts


Nakata Consulting LLC
57 Lawrence Road
Salem NH 03079

Phone: 978.317.7386
Fax: 215.975.4102
Website: www.nakataconsulting.org
Practice Areas: Special education and disability service advocacy
Geographical Area: Massachusetts and New Hampshire


Marblehead, MA 01945

Phone/Cell: 617.866.2258
Fax: 215.975.4102
Practice Areas: I am trained by FCSN, WRIGHTSLAW, NortheastArc, PPAL and SPaN-Mass I am FCSN Presenter in the following workshops for the Portuguese-Speaking community: Basic Rights, IEP for my child, Discipline and Special Education and CRA-Child Requiring Assistance. I represent parents and students throughout the state regarding special education issues; including the Team process, evaluations, eligibility determinations, IEP development, placement disputes; discipline matters, transition and bullying issues. Free consultation, Affordable rates, and sliding-scale fee available. Language: bilingual English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Geographical Area: Greater Boston Area, Metrowest and Northeast



Law Office of James Clifford, LLC
One Monument Way, Second Floor
Portland, Maine 04101

Phone: 207.541.9101
Fax: 877.351.1817
Email: jamesclifford@jamescliffordlaw.com
Website: www.jamescliffordlaw.com
Areas of Interest:
Special Education Law
Student Discipline and Juvenile Criminal Defense
Disability Rights
Employee Rights
Civil Litigation
Geographical Areas: Admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts

8 Wilhelmina Ave
Burlington, MA 01803

Phone: 339-223-6025
Geographical Area: MA.



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LAUREL COLLINS, M.Ed. (Advocate)
6 Munroe Street
Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: 781.308.4577
Website: www.laurelcollins.wordpress.com
Areas of Interest: Specialization in turning 3, early childhood, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, negotiation and mediation, BSEA proceedings, Masters in Special Education, EI Training, Experienced Trainer and facilitator
Geographical Areas: North Shore and Metrowest


8 Farnum Street
Blackstone, MA 01504

Phone: 508-685-2022
Email: ms_croteau@yahoo.com
Areas of Interest: Special Education/IDEA,Section 504/Accommodations,Manifestation Determination Review, Mediation, Anxiety Disorders, Aspergers, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Challenges/Discipline, Bi Polar Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Emotional Behavior Disorder/Disturbance, Executive Function, Intellectual Disabilities, K-12, Learning Disabilities (LD), Mood Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Developmental Delays, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), School Refusal/Phobic, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Serious Emotionally Disturbance, Social Skills Deficits
Geographical Areas: Metro West Area and South Shore


LYNN DALTON (Advocate)
On With Learning, LLC

802 Orchard Hill Lane
Brewster, NY 10509

Phone: 914-582-4248
Email: lynn.advocate@onwithlearning.com
Website: www.onwithlearning.com
Areas of Practice: On With Learning provides special education consulting and advocacy services to guide parents through the complex special education process and to develop effective individualized education plans with critical accommodations and support for their child. Creating a collaborative team, On With Learning turns student frustration and failure into meaningful success in school. Areas of expertise include autism, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and nonverbal learning disorder.
Geographical Areas: New York, Connecticut, Northern New Jersey, Western Massachusetts


GINA DIVITO (Advocate/Teacher)
Boston, MA 02215

Email: divitogi@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Special Education - Moderate Disabilities; Grades 6-12; experienced in urban education
Geographical Area: Greater Boston, North Shore, South Shore

Please free to contact me via email at any time. My resume is available at your request.

I am not a lawyer - I'm a special education teacher who can help you understand the ropes without overcharging you for my expertise.


Special Ed Advocate & Consultant
831 Beacon Street #293
Newton, MA 02459

Phone: 617-962-2154
Fax: 617-962-2154
Email: sflaxslp@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Master’s level licensed speech-language pathologist with 30+ years experience as a special education advocate for students with diverse special education needs of all ages. FCSN trained. I have consulted with suburban school systems, private schools and BPS. I can review and interpret clinical evaluations and help develop I.E.P./ 504 plans. I have extensive knowledge in all disabilities specializing in communication disorders, ASD, developmental delays and transition planning. I am available for observations and evaluations of current and proposed IEP/504 placements, team meetings, securing out-of-district placements, BSEA mediation and due process hearing. Initial consultation is free.

Geographical Area: Boston, Metrowest, Northeast


Advocacy & Consulting Services--Western MA
39 Wilson Graves Road
Shelburne, MA 01370

Phone: 413-768-8242
Email: info@marybethforton.com
Website: www.marybethforton.com
Practice Areas:30+ years of experience in the education field, including being a special education teacher and special education surrogate parent through the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Experience with a wide range of disabilities--including language-based and emotional/behavioral--that can interfere with learning.
Geographical Area:Western and Central Massachusetts

LISA GALLAGHER (Advocate, Clinical Psychologist)
46 South Main Street
First Floor
Sharon, MA 02067

Phone: 781-277-4677
Email: drlgallagher@gmail.com
Practice Areas: I bring 25+ years of experience working in Pre-K through 12+ special education to assist parents with informed decision making, using problem solving and mediation to reach joint decisions. Areas of expertise: psychiatric disorders/emotional impairment (Depression, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, etc.), psychological trauma, school refusal/phobia, behavioral disorders (ODD, Conduct Disorder), communication disorders, neurological disorders, sensory integration/processing disorder, neurodevelopmental and developmental disabilities (ADHD, NVLD, ASD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Executive Function impairment, etc.), specific learning disabilities and dyslexia, executive function and metacognition, cognitive impairment, impact of chronic disease on learning, complex presentation/multiple disabilities and Early Intervention to Special Education transitions.

Geographical Area: Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Southern Middlesex and Eastern Worcester counties [roughly within an hour commute]



Jennifer R. Gavin, Attorney at Law, P.C.
1693 Beacon Street, Suite 1F
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone: (617) 417-0272
Fax: (888) 442-6563
Email: jgavin@educationjustice.com
Practice Areas: Consultation, negotiation, and litigation for Parents of children with special education needs which have been unmet by the public school system.

Geographical Area: Eastern Massachusetts

Law office of Laura GIllis
Law Office of Laura E. Gillis, LLC
27 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone: 978.338.6611
Fax: 978.338.6612
Email: LG@legillislaw.com
Practice Areas: IEP consultation & review, TEAM meetings, change of placement or negotiation of out of district placement, BSEA mediation & hearings, school discipline, anti-bullying.

Geographical Area: North Shore, Boston, Metro West

Mother of a child with Dyslexia.

Law Offices of Heather Gold, P.C.
210 Humphrey St., Suite 109
Marblehead, Maine 01945

Phone: 781.639.4104
Email: lawhg@verizon.net
Areas of Interest: Special Education Law
Geographical Areas:


Hope Education Advocacy
PO Box 712
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Phone/Fax: 781.670.3383
Email: stacey@spedhope.com
Website: www.spedhope.com
Areas of Interest: Hope Education Advocacy partners with parents of children with physical, emotional, behavioral or learning disabilities including but not limited to: autism spectrum, executive function, language-based, emotional and neurological disorders as well as specific learning disabilities. We provide advocacy services necessary for each child to achieve his or her hopes and dreams within the fabric of their communities. We believe that it is our job to support, educate and guide our clients in their quest to obtain the best education possible for their children.
Geographical Areas:
North of Boston, North Shore


PETER A. HAHN (Attorney)
Attorney at Law
90 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617.413.3973
Fax: 978.338.6612
Email: peter@peterhahnlaw.com
Website: www.peterhahnlaw.com
Practice Areas: Representing clients in special education and student discipline cases in addition to juvenile, criminal, CHINS, and DCF matters.

(SLP, Speech Pathologist)
The Speech and Language Center
451 Andover Street, Suite 165
North Andover, MA 01845

Phone: 978-794-1899
Fax: 978.338.6612
Email: jillian.hertel@speech-languagecenter.com
Website: www.speech-languagecenter.com
Practice Areas: The Speech and Language Center specializes in comprehensive speech and language evaluations. We offer a hierarchy of assessment so the child receives the testing they need to gain the results they need. Our goal is to ensure children of all ages receive the services they need, in the learning environment most suitable to the child's needs.
Practice Areas: 100 mile radius of North Andover; evaluations are completed in-office

Constance M Hilton Attorney at Law

90 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617.431.1201
Fax: 617.431.5905
Email: connie@hshmlaw.com
Practice Areas:
Representation of students and their families in special education, discipline, juvenile, and other school related matters. GAL and parent coordinator in juvenile and probate courts.
Geographical Area: Massachusetts


Sharon Jermain Educational Consultant
354 Broadway
North Attleboro, MA 02760

Phone: 508.699.4055
Cell: 617.803.1293
Fax: 508.699.9450
Email: SLJAdvocate@aol.com
Practice Areas:
My training and certifications allow me to work with families to obtain special education services for a child with a disability or multiple disabilities. I work with families who have a variety of disability types. I have attended numerous seminars, completed under-graduate and graduate college courses, and special education multiple day conferences to ensure I am current with the scientifically based studies that pertain to all disability areas.
Geographical Area: Massachusetts - entire state and Rhode Island - entire state


Full Potential Consulting
19 Inca Trail
Sharon, MA 02067

Phone: 781.784.9225
Cell: 617.312.2872
Email: Marcykaplan18@hotmail.com
Areas of Intrest: Full Potential Consulting offers a broad range of services including transition planning and attending all varieties of school meetings including mediations. Full Potential provides family-centered special education planning including: reviewing student's evaluations and documentation; planning the necessary steps to maximize each student’s individual potential; and planning for the student’s transition from school. Full Potential strongly advocates on behalf of families to help navigate the special education process on behalf of student ages 3 until 22.
Geographical Areas: Willing to travel to towns within an hour of Sharon.



Lifetime Coaching
P.O. Box 202
Jefferson, MA 01522

Phone: 5084440001
Email: LifetimeCoachingConsulting@gmail.com
Website: www.lifetimecoaching.org
Practice Areas: Doctoral level psychotherapist, child/adolescent specialist AND a parent of a child with PDD/Autism, and MH/BH, Social/emotional issues
Geographical Area: All of Worcester County, parts of Metrowest/Middlesex county, and Western Massachusetts.


JOHN KRIEGER (Advocate and Consultant)
300 West Main St. Bld. B
Northborough, MA 01532

Phone: 413-522-2908
Email: kriegeredconsult@gmail.com
Website: kriegeredconsult.com
Practice Areas: Experienced Educator, Consultant and Advocate: ADHD, Autism, Bullying, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, All Disability Categories
Geographical Area:

Coastal Education Advocacy

64 Beachway Road
PO 984
East Sandwich, MA 02537

Phone: 774-205-2926
Cell: 774-205-4278
Fax: 267-224-4453
Email: ceajoann@gmail.com
Website: www.coastaleducationadvocacy.com
Practice Areas:
I specialize in advocating for children with various special needs, autism, ADD/ADHD, Early Intervention, Transition, Specific Disabilities, Mental Health Concerns, placement disputes, Trauma (PTSD), Social/Emotional Impairments, eligibility for IEP's and 504 Plans. I am dedicated and diligent in pursuit of my client's educational needs as well as the families well-being. I will help you negotiate the maze of outside services so that the "Whole Child" is supported in wrap-around services. Trained by The Federation with Special Needs and also one of their trainers.
Geographical Area: I serve Plymouth County, Bristol County, Cape Cod and the Islands.


747 Main St., Suite 301
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 781.862.3100
Cell: 781.862.3114
Email: leonespedlaw@gmail.com
Website: www.carlaleonelaw.com
Practice Areas:
A civil rights law practice dedicated to representing children in educational matters.

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Geographical Area: Massachusetts, New York



140 Washington St.
Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone: 978.887.6542
Email: sallyann.macdonald@gmail.com
Practice Areas:
Do you need an Advocate? Maybe yes, maybe no. I have worked with young children and their families for 35+ years. I am happy to look over all your reports, discuss your child, observe s/he in class if you wish,and attend teacher meetings and IEP or 504 Meetings. Most importantly, I can walk you through the system.
Geographical Area: North of Boston



51 Sunset Lane
Attleboro, MA 02703

Phone: 339-933-1919
Email: mastrochr@gmail.com
Practice Areas:
- Licensed in grades 5-12 Moderate Disabilities
- Experienced High School Special Education Teacher, Consultant, Liaison
- Experience as the Director of Special Education in a virtual learning environment
- Expertise in transition planning for post-secondary life
Geographical Area: Greater Attleboro, MA area (within 25 miles of Attleboro)


Special Education Advocacy of Massachusetts
25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA 02184

Phone: 617-780-7571
Email: gina@specialedadvocacyofma.com
Practice Areas: Dyslexia, Executive Function Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Anxiety, Language-Based Learning Disability, Cognitive Delay, Academic Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Chromosome Deletion, Dysgraphia, Tourette Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Specific Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Behavior Disorders, Developmentally Disabled, Language Impaired, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Physical Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Social Pragmatic Disorder & Pervasive Development Disorder
Geographical Areas:
Boston, South Shore, North Shore, Central MA


Brian McLaughlin LLC
75 Arlington St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 857.241.3689
Fax: 857.241.3601
Practice Areas: Unemployment, Family Law and Special Education Advocacy.
Geographical Areas:
Boston and surrounding communities.


Law Office of Francis J. McDonough, Jr., PLLC
21 Buttonwood Drive
Hollis, New Hampshire

Phone: 603.340.5292
Email: law@fjmcdonough.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Law, Children's Civil Rights, Section 504, School Discipline, IEP Issues and Team Meetings, Placement, Transition, Mediation, Problem Resolution
Geographical Areas:
New Hampshire and Massachusetts


Law Office of Francis J. McDonough, Jr., PLLC
21 Buttonwood Drive
Hollis, New Hampshire 03049

Phone: 603.340.5292
Email: fjmcd17@yahoo.com
Practice Areas: Special Education, Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
Geographical Areas:
New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Education Consulting, Advocacy & Legal Services, LLC.
999 Broadway, Suite 301
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: 781.231.4332
Email: ecalsdan@comcast.net
Practice Areas: Education, Special Education, Mental Health, Juvenile Delinquency, Special Needs Estate Llanning and Disability.
Geographical Areas:

A Parent Voice; Educational Advocacy Services
38 Temple St. #2
Newburyport, MA 01950

Phone: 978.502.4548
Cell: 978.502.4548

Email: myvoice@aparentvoice.com
Website: www.aparentvoice.com
Practice Areas:
In the role of Advocate/Consultant, I offer supportive services for families whose children have special educational needs from infancy through young adulthood. A Parent Voice exists to assist families in the determination and attainment of a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) for those children who have special educational needs outside the public or private educational institutions' regular curricula.

Geographical Area: A Parent Voice is a Massachusetts-based company that offers educational advocacy services for families primarily, but not solely, in the northeastern suburbs of Boston, and can include the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Patti Rae Miliotis, M.S, the founder of A Parent Voice, is a Special Education Advocate trained by the Massachusetts Federation for Children with Special Needs. She holds degrees in Psychology and Speech Pathology, has clinical research experience in neuropsychology, with studies at the doctoral level in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her career includes extensive classroom experience with autistic children. She has served on the board of directors (managing the creation of content programming) of the Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children. Patti also advocated for her three children -- a highly gifted dyslexic son, and identical twin daughters who were also highly gifted. Each benefitted from a period of homeschooling. She also met the extreme demands of advocating for her terminally ill daughter over ten months of hospitalization. All these experiences have been instrumental in developing a ca! pacity and commitment to navigate throughout the special needs arena. Whether in public school, home schooling, private placement, or in medical emergencies, Patti Rae has the background and expertise to serve as an Advocate for the educational needs of children from infancy through young adulthood.


Education Consulting, Advocacy & Legal Services, LLC
999 Broadway
Suite 301
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: 781.231.4332
Fax: 781.231.3273
Email: ecals@comcast.net
Website: educationandjuvenilelaw.com
Practice Areas:
Special education law, education law, discipline matters, suspension/expulsion, bullying
Geographical Area: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Former Education Specialist at state department of education, former teacher and administrator.


Law Office of Michelle Moor, LLC
P.O. Box 299
Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978-969-6281
Fax: 978-522-8459
Email: michelle@michellemoor.com
Website: www.michellemoor.com
Practice Areas:
Special education, civil rights
Geographical Area: Massachusetts

I am an attorney who specializes in special education and school law. I represent parents through all stages of the 504 plan and IEP development process, including helping families resolve disputes about eligibilty determinations, consulting with parents about Team meeting strategy, assisting families secure out-of-district placements, and representing clients at due process hearings when necessary. I also represent families addressing bullying and cyber-bullying concerns, disciplinary issues, improper use of restraint by schools, and civil rights violations.



TRACEY MORGAN (Educational Advocate)
A Bright IDEA Advocates

1661 Massachusetts Ave., #241
Lexington, MA 02420

Phone: 781-734-0419
Email: tracey@traceymorgan.com
Practice Areas:
Affordable rates, sliding-scale, call for details. Experience with behavior assessment/modification, out-of
district and residential placements. FCSN, Wrightslaw, COPAA SEAT & Orton-Gillingham training. 25 years of experience, education,
and training in presentation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Effective and collaborative communication
with school districts, collateral agencies, and insurance companies. COPAA, SPANMASS.org
Geographical Area: Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, Central, Metrowest, Northeast, Southeast



JAN MOUNSEY (Advocate)
Jan Mounsey Advocacy

2 Penni Lane
N. Chelmsfield , MA 01863

Phone: 508-517-1983
Email: janmounsey-advocacy@comcast.net
Website: janmounsey-advocacy.com
Practice Areas: Doctor of Education, Reading Specialist, Academic Assessments, OG based reading tutor
Geographical Area: Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire


LISA O'CONNOR (Advocate / Parent Consultant)
Special Education Collaborative Consulting

26 Byfield Road
Groveland, MA 01834

Phone: 508.572.1095
Email: LOConnorAdvocate@aol.com
Practice Areas:
Representing children and their parents in matters of special education Rights and Laws. Services offered: IEP/504/Evaluation review, Team Meetings, Mediation and everything in between. FCSN trained, member of SESPP, MA School Board member (Vice Chair). Areas of expertise include (age 3+):
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Autism (ASD), Behavioral, Bullying, Cognitive, Communication, Developmental Delay, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Executive Functioning, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Learning Disabilities, Medical/Health Needs, Mental Health, Motor Planning, PDD (NOS), PTSD, Sensory Integration and Social/Emotional. My Goal: Teaching parents to collaboratively advocate for their child.
Geographical Area: Northeast Mass, Eastern Mass, telephone conferencing coast to coast


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RHONDA PAGE (Advocate)
My Educational Advocate, LLC
15 Harding Street
Andover, MA 01810

Phone: 978.994.3101
Cell: 978.994.3101
Email: myedadvocate@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Every child wants to learn. We work with families to help them receive the most appropriate educational programming for their child. We get to know you and your child, review all available information, and work with you and your school to develop dynamic programming where your child will make progress and develop a positive self image
Geographical Areas:
ew England and National

I believe in every child and provide free consultations over the telephone. Please call if you have a question or concern and I will try to help you. I do not turn away any child.



Pedersen Educational Associates
25 Hopkinton Rd
Upton, MA

Phone: 508-529-4777
Cell: 508-612-7243
Fax: 508-529-4777
Email: debrapedersenedu@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilites, ADD/ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities/Asbergers, Tourette Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, Mood Disorders
Geographical Areas:
Live in Upton and advocate all over MA

Sankey Law Offices, P.C.
25 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 200
Braintree, MA

Phone: 781.930.3127
Fax: 781.930.3128
Email: jsankey@sankeylaw.com
Practice Areas: Special education attorney providing legal representation in all special education matters, including team
meetings, settlement conferences and BSEA hearings. Assists families seeking Out-of-District Placements, or requiring assistance with school discipline, expulsions, manifestation hearings, bullying and harassment cases. Experienced Juvenile Court representation.
Geographical Areas:
Available in all areas of Massachusetts.

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The Divorce Collaborative LLC
9 Summer Street, Suite 201
Franklin, MA 02038

Phone: 877.842.1199
Email: msheridan@divorcecollaborative.com
Website: www.maspecialedlaw.com
Practice Areas:
Special Education, School Discipline, Family Law, Family Mediation
Geographical Area: Massachusetts


ASYA SHESTOPAL (Special Education Teacher, Case Manager)
Advocacy and Learning Support
38 Temple St. #2
Newburyport, MA 01950

Email: www.advocacylearningsupport.info
Practice Areas:
We are providing advocacy services for families of children with special needs, tutoring for students grades 2-12, and training for parents to ensure continuum of progress beyond the tutoring sessions.

Geographical Area: Greater Boston Area, MA
We are servicing residents of the towns of Brookline, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Framingham, Lexington, Natick, Newton, Needham, Waltham, Wellesley, Weston, Westford, and Winchester.


Law Office of Tim Sindelar
90 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458

Phone: 617.431.1201

Fax: 617.431.5905
Email: tim@hshmlaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education, Civil Rights, Disability Services, Employment Discrimination
Geographical Area: New England


Gibbons Stevens Law Office
7 Wallingford Square, Suite 206
Kittery, Maine03904

Phone: 207-703-2950
Email: Mstevens@gibbonsstevens.com
Website: www.gibbonsstevens.com
Areas of Practice: Special education advocacy
Geographical Areas: Maine and Massachusetts


Duffy & Associates Advocates
59 Mill Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

Phone: 5082447081
Cell: 508.244.7081
Website: duffyspedadvocates.simplesite.com
Email: elena.duffy@icloud.com
Practice Areas:
All ages and all disabilities are welcome. Our staff is quite diverse with years of experience.
Geographical Area: East coast of Massachusetts.


Education Consulting, Advocacy & Legal Services, LLC
999 Broadway, Suite 301
Suite 301
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: 781.231.4332
Fax: 781.231.3273
Email: ecalsbeth@comcast.net
Website: www.educationandjuvenilelaw.com/EducationalAdvocateProfile.shtml
Practice Areas:
Collaborative approach; IEP/504 Development; Care Plan Meetings; Mediation; PQA; Document review: Range of disabilities served
Geographical Area: MA and parts of NH

Beth has been advocating professionally for children for over five years now and brings to our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge. Her commitment to youth has taken many forms over the years including community organizing, grant writing, and other leadership opportunities. Beth's formal education has included vocational, managerial, team facilitation training along with local Federation for Children with Special Needs workshops, COPAA conferences, and SPaN meetings. She has been instrumental in developing workshops for parents and professionals that are geared toward creating a better understanding of the IEP process and how to work collaboratively. In the spring of 2009, Beth received Newburyport’s Peace Prize for the work she has done to raise awareness regarding special education issues, as well as, for her continued work with the BEACON Coalition in Newburyport. Beth is a Board Member of SPaN, a facilitator, a trained presenter for the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets, and Chairperson of the Newburyport Youth Commission.


Turner Law Office
PO Box 910
242 Wareham Road
Marion, MA 02738

Phone: 508.748.2362
Fax: 508.748.6836
Email: mwturnerlaw@yahoo.com
Website: mwturnerlaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Law
Criminal Law
Accident and Injury
Geographical Area: Eastern Massachusetts



Center for Children with Special Needs of Mass
534 Main Street
Weymouth, MA 02190

Phone: 781.331.5347
Cell: 617.29.11901
Fax: 508.359.5609
Email: mwalsh@ccsnma.com
Website: ccsnma.com
Practice Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's, PDD, NLD, ADHD/ADD, learning, neurological, emotional, social and behavioral, cognitive and communication disabilities. We provide expertise, guidance, strategies and representation at Team Meetings and mediations. Our goal is to build the foundation for hte family to advocate for their child as a Team member with their district.
Geographical Area: South Shore, Metro-West


ROBERT WEAVER (Neuopsycologist)
Weaver Center
30 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778

Phone: 508-358-1112
Cell: 781-789-9747
Fax: 508-358-3441
Email: rweaver@weavercenter.org
Website: www.weavercenter.org
Practice Areas: WeaverCenter since 1988 Specializes in SPED Advocates: 504,IEP,Mediations,Expert witness in SPED hearings. NeuroPsych, Ed, Beh/Em S/L with SPED & DSM5 diagnosis and followup services: Advocacy, Evaluations, Specialized Ind & Fam Therapies, Coaching, Medical, Tutoring, Placement and College Placement, ABA specialist. Comprehensive Services in one Center.
Geographical Area: Wayland MA Nantucket MA All suburbs of Boston, Extensive Skype Services Nationally and Internationally for all services including school advocasy




Moschella & Winston, LLP
440 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145

Phone: 617.776.3300

Email: nw@moschellawinston.com
Website: www.moschellawinston.com
Practice Areas: Neal A. Winston is a partner of Moschella & Winston, LLP. He specializes in special needs, public benefits and disability law. Mr. Winston has been president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, nonprofit organization composed of attorneys who advise and represent individuals and their families to create and administer Special Needs Trusts. A nationally recognized expert on special needs counseling and trusts, and public benefit programs, he is frequently requested to lecture and train other attorneys and professionals that work in this field. Practicing public benefits law for over 30 years, in 1975, Mr. Winston wrote the first edition of the Social Security Manual for the Community Worker. An active client-oriented attorney, he has represented hundreds of claimants before state and federal courts and agencies. He has also been named a Super Lawyer in Boston Magazine since 2006. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. He serves on the public policy committee of NAELA and is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives and the American Bar Association Social Security Committee. A member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association of Justice, Mr. Winston is past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA. Additionally, he is active in legislative issues affecting disabled and elderly citizens on a state and federal level.

Geographical Area: Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex County, Massachusetts


The Law Office of Lillian E. Wong, LLC
15 Morningside Drive
Topsfield, MA 01983

Phone: 978-561-1588

Fax: 978-561-1591
Email: lwong@lillianwongesq.com
Practice Areas: As an education lawyer, Ms. Wong has represented parents at IEP meetings, manifestation determinations, due process hearings and settlement negotiations. Ms. Wong has advocated for her clients' inclusion in the general education setting and helped other clients obtain private placements.

Geographical Area: Ms. Wong represents clients throughout Massachusetts.

Massachusetts education attorney Lillian E. Wong has one goal: to ensure your child receives a quality education. Education law can be confusing and dealing with the school system can be frustrating. Attorney Wong will work hard to provide you and your child with valuable legal advice and representation.


FRANK YEE (Attorney)
Yee & Associates, P.C.
9 Summer Street, Suite 301
Franklin, MA 02038

Phone: 508.553.8811
Cell: 508.294.3029

Fax: 508.553.8815
Email: frank.yee@yee-law.com
Website: yee-law.com
Practice Areas: In addition to the area of securities law, I am a child advocate/trial attorney who represents children in all criminal and school matters, including suspensions/expulsions, IEP's, 504 plans, and Due Process Hearings.

Geographical Area: Clients represented have come from the counties of Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester.


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