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Autism Consuting of the Carolinas
114 Ridgemont Lane
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

Phone/Cell: 704-657-9217

Email: johannabankslcsw@gmail.com
Website: www.autismnc.com
Practice Areas: Advocate for families with children with special needs in the schools, junevile justice system, and in the community. Provide indiviualized support navigating the programs and services available and development a "roadmap." Offer guidance and counseling in the home, office, or by skype/phone. Create visual supports in the home and community for children/adults on the Autism Spectrum.

Geographical Area: North Carolina


SUSAN BRUCE (Advocate)
Special Education Advocacy and Consulting of the Carolinas
985 Lyndsey Brooke Ct
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092

Phone: 864.305.9969

Email: susan.spedad@gmail.com
Website: www.spedad.com
Practice Areas: Navigating the special education system can be a daunting task. Public education for many kids comes easy, is a perfect fit. However, when a child does not fit into the "cookie cutter" schools expect, public education becomes an entirely different animal. When parents of students with disabilities begin this "journey" most just trust the people in the education system to do what they are educated and paid to do, only to find out, that often it just does not happen. Sometimes, it is not malicious, but out of ignorance. Nonetheless, parents are the “IEP” (Individualized Education Program) or “Special Education” police. We ARE the accountability and often must educate the educators. Special Education Advocacy and Consulting of the Carolinas in Charlotte assists families all over the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Geographical Area: North & South Carolina


EveryChild Solutions
1135 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 200
Cary, North Carolina 27511

Phone: 919.389.1469

Fax: 919.469.2684
Email: everychild1@aol.com
Website: www.fape4everychild.org
Practice Areas: Special Education Advocacy Consulting, Coaching, Advocacy, Collaborative IEP Team Building, Mediations, Facilitated IEP's, Positive Behavior Support,Manifestation Determination Reviews, All IDEA listed disability eligibilities( Autism Spectrum Disorders,Visual Inpairments, ADD/ADHD, Mental Illness/Brain Disorders, Behavior Challenges Serious Emotional Disability, Developmental Disability), Due Process Support for (Attorneys and Pro Se Parents)

Geographical Area: North Carolina


The Law Offices of Keith L. Howard, PLLC
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone: 800-341-3931
Cell: 919-824-0146
Fax: 704-612-4151
Email: lawofficeofkeithlhoward@gmail.com
Website: www.khowardlaw.com
Areas of Practice:The attorneys at The Law Offices of Keith L. Howard, PLLC represent families in all types of special education matters, including attending IEP and 504 Plan meetings, child find issues, eligibility determinations, reevaluations, development of appropriate goals and services for IEPs and 504 Plans, implementation and monitoring of appropriate goals and related services, extended school year concerns, manifestation determination review meetings, school suspensions/expulsions, bullying, development of Section 504 plans, seclusion and restraint concerns and other related Civil Rights concerns, and legal representation at resolution meetings, mediation meetings, and due process hearings. We represent families in education law matters throughout the State of North Carolina. Please contact us at 1-800-341-3931 if you have questions or need representation.
Geographical Area:State of North Carolina; We practice in every North Carolina County.



2432 Rockwater Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Cell: 757.322.0854
Email: rosana.jana@rocketmail.com
Areas of Practice:Special Ed law; IDEA; Individual Education Plan development/review/and consultation; mediation; conflict resolution; autism, emotional disabilities, deaf/hearing impaired, pervasive developmental disorders,other health impaired, and learning disabilities,
Geographical Area:Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado.

Master's Degree in Special Education from Univ. of TN. and Doctorate from Vanderbilt Univ. Special Educator and Administrator for many years. Dr. Macias is a life-long advocate for children and families with special needs.


ed 101

ED 101/Vision for Education
P.O. Box 2718
West Columbia, SC 29171-2718

Phone: 864.982.2381
Email: ted@ed101.org
Website: www.ed101.org

Areas of Practice: We provide services for all areas of disability including training for schools, non-profits, government agencies and community groups. We provide expert witnessing, IEP meeting attendance, due process, media support and mediation. Sliding scale and limited pro-bono work.

Geographical Area: South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia.
Please visit our website www.ed101.org contact us at info@ed101.org or call us at 864-982-2381



J.B. McCrea Law, PLLC
603 Eastchester Drive, Suite F
High Point, NY 27262

Phone: 336.541.6771
Email: jbmccrealaw@outlook.com
Practice Areas:
My belief is that ALL children deserve the same chance.

Representing families dealing with school administrators in the IEP and 504 process. In addition, I provide representation for disciplinary action hearings, as well as appeals from that process.

Geographical Areas:
North Carolina


Ilene B. Miller, M.S. Ed. Educational Consultant and Special Needs Advocate
228 East Route 59, #325
Nanuet, NY 10954

Phone: 347-802-5354
Email: ilene@ilenemiller.com
Practice Areas:
My belief is that ALL children deserve the same chance.

I am well aware of the disconnect between the support services a child needs and what services they are actually receiving (if any). Working as a special education advocate for the past 17 years has allowed me to meet many children and their families who did not know what to do and where to turn. Having worked in the educational industry for 23 years, I successfully secure support services on a regular basis for all kinds of children.

It can be time consuming, frustrating and downright exhaustive. However, with the proper assistance and guidance, your child can reach his/her potential and become the productive individual that they are.

I advocate in a wide range of ways. I can assist with developing an appropriate Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan for your child, which outlines the special education services your child should receive. Additionally, I can make recommendations for accommodations, modifications and related services. I attend school meetings, perform observations of the child within the school setting as well as at home and meet with all staff members that have interaction with the child during their school day. I also monitor any at-home provided services to ensure that they are being performed correctly and that the professional is a “correct fit” for the child. My services include working with the child outside of the school setting in order to improve behavior problems that negatively impact the child’s social life and functioning. Therefore, I provide family and individual coaching that address these particular areas of concern.

They did not ask to be born with these disabilities and it is our duty to provide them with all the services and help that is available so they can grow and flourish and reach each milestone with dignity and grace.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Psychology and Education, respectively.

If you’re at the point of hiring an advocate, hire one with a pristine track record like myself. This isn’t just a job, it’s my PASSION to see your child succeed.

Geographical Areas:
New Jersey (Monmouth County and above), Manhattan, Orange, Rockland and Westchester Counties

I am based in New York however I consistently work with families all over the United States via the phone.


Wiggen Law Group PLLC
3500 Westgate Drive
Suite 701
Durham, North Carolina 27707

Phone: 919.680.0000

Fax: 919.640.1104
Email: dori@wlgnc.com
Website: www.wlgnc.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning with a focus on special needs planning for persons with disabilities; elder law; medicaid; veterans aid and attendance; probate and estate administration; guardianships.

Geographical Area: North Carolina


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