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Advocates & Attorneys

AMY BLOOM (Educational Consultant)
LINK Support Services LLC
P.O. Box 199
Dayton, OH 45419

Phone: 937.499.4706
Email: amy@unlockingdoorsforkids.com
Website: unlockingdoorsforkids.com
Practice Areas: Providing support to families of children with unique educational needs. Interpretation of test scores, differentiating between 504 Plans and IEPs, developing IEP goals, attending school meetings. Serving kids with all disabilities.
Geographical Area: Dayton, Ohio


Education Advocacy Services
PO Box 26087
4075 W 226
Fairview Park, OH 44126

Phone/Fax: 216-236-3992
Email: spedadvocatepws@gmail.com
Website: https://spedadvocatepws.wixsite.com/website
Practice Areas: IEP review, educational document review, in-person advocacy through meeting attendance, parent advocacy coaching
Geographical Area: Any school district within 1.5 hours of Cleveland OH


EMILY LEWIS (Attorney)
Law Offices of Emily Lewis LLC
5650 Blazer Parkway
8420 Kilbirnie Ct.
Dublin, OH 43017

Phone/Fax: 614.734.6270
Email: ejl@elewislaw.com
Website: www.elewislaw.com
Practice Areas: Special education law, student misconduct, Title IX, all legal issues relating to students
Geographical Area: located in the Columbus area. I can travel statewide


Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A.
1300 East Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216.861.3113
Email: Lgorczynski@hickman-lowder.com
Website: www.hickman-lowder.com
Practice Areas: Special education
Geographical Area: Ohio Area


Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A.
1300 East Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216.861.0360
Email: fhickman@hickman-lowder.com
Website: www.hickman-lowder.com
Practice Areas: Special education
Medicaid planning for persons with special needs
Special needs trusts
Social Security SSI

Geographical Area: Ohio Area


CAROL IGOE (Advocate)
CKIgoe LLC, Parent Coaching, Training and Advocacy
3365 Arrow Ave
Cinncinnati, OH 45213

Phone: 513-321-5847
Cell: 513-259-4121
Email: ckigoellc@fuse.net
Practice Areas: Services for parents of children with special needs, including Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum. Parent training, resource matching, planning IEP/504 meetings, attending meetings with parents, problem solving and coaching
Geographical Area: Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties in Ohio, Northern Kentucky


Inclusion Advocates, Inc.
9433 Montgomery Road, 2nd floor
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: 513.834.8013
Email: emavriplis@cinci.rr.com
Website: InclusionAdvocates.com

Catherine McCarthy, Attorney at Law
2600 Far Hills Ave., Suite 315
Dayton, OH 45419

Phone: 937-477-9339
Fax: 937-293-2518
Email: mccarthycjw@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Admitted to the California Bar in 1999.
Practiced Special Education law as well as Immigration law for over ten years in the San Diego area. I returned to Dayton and have been admitted to practice law in Ohio and wish to resume my Special Education advocacy as well as my immigration practice. Graduated with an MBA and JD from the University of Dayton.

Geographical Area: Dayton south to Cincinnati.

The Ohio Phoenix
221 Calverts Lane
West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Phone: 740.352.8512
Cell Phone: 740.352.8512
Fax: 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".


Educational Advocacy & Communication Services
PO Box 913
Willoughby, OH 44096

Phone: 216.264.6437
Email: sue.penicka@gmail.com
Website: www.iep504help.com
Practice Areas: lay advocate
Geographical Area: Northeast Ohio


LISA PEREZ (Advocate)
Ohio Parent Advocacy & Consulting, LLC
160 Briarbend Ct.
Powell, OH 43065

Phone: 614.781.7851
Email: lisaperez@ohioparentadvocacy.com
Website: www.ohioparentadvocacy.com
Practice Areas: Assiting families of children from infants to 21 who have learning disabilities and may need special education
Geographical Area: Ohio


NORMA SHAUB (Attorney)
Norma Jeanne Shaub, Esq. LLC
4199 Kinross Lakes Parkway, Suite 170
Richfield, OH 44286

Phone: 330.659.0881
Cell Phone: 330.607.0379
Fax: 330.349.2009
Email: norma@mashlawoffices.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Employment Law.
Geographical Area: Northeastern Ohio

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