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Advocates & Attorneys

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

9 Spring Street
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.


Nakata Consulting LLC

57 Lawrence Road
Salem NH 03079

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


ELAINE HOLDEN (Evaluator/Tutor)
The Reading Foundation
Northwood Executive Park #19
10 Northern Boulevard
Amherst, New Hampshire

Phone: 603.882.0129
Email: rstiltskin@msn.com
Practice Areas: Dyslexia testing and tutorials
Orton-Gillingham tutorials
math disabilities evaluations and tutorials
writing disabilities and tutorials
Geographical Areas:
Northern New England

The Reading Foundation offers one-to-one tutorials with Orton-Gillingham tutors. These tutorials are customized to the student and therefore we can work with a very wide variety of issues and challenges.


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

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

75 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 9785
Portland, Maine 04104-5085

Phone: 207.773.5651
Cell: 207.200.5651
Fax: 207.773.8023
Email: romeara@mpmlaw.com
Website: wwww.mpmlaw.com
Areas of Intrest:Education of students with disabilities
Geographical Areas:Maine and New Hampshire


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.


P. O. Box 10545
Bedford, NH 03110

Phone: 603.249.6152
Email: suewhitney@suewhitney.com
Website: www.suewhitney.com
Geographical Area: New Hampshire


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