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KATHY ALSTRIN (Advocate, TVI, COMS, Special Educator
Insight Support Services
601 Blackburn Rd, #4
Sewickley, PA 15143

Phone: 785-594-3506
Email: Kathy@InsightSupportServices.com
Website: http://insightsupportservices.com
Areas of Practice: Visual impairment, blindness, braille, O&M, cane travel, FVE, LMA, FVLMA, NRMA, ECC, VISSIT, Service Intensity Assessment, IEEs, coaching, consulting, district training, family support, IEP review, record review, recommendation reports, 504 plans, more!
Geographical Area:
US Wide


KRISTY M. ASRAL (Advocate)
Asral Behavioral Consulting Services, Inc.
11 Shady Spring Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 267.885.4886
Email: kristyasral@gmail.com
Website: www.AsralBehavioralConsulting.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Consulting
Behavioral Consulting
Geographical Area: PA and NJ


KELLY BARTON, Ed.D. (Educational Consultant/Advocate)
Barton Educational Consulting
220 West Gay Street, Floor 2
West Chester, PA 19380-2917

Phone: 610.696.6018
Email: bartonedconsulting@gmail.com
Website: www.bartonedconsulting.com
Areas of Practice: Evaluation, IEPs, 504 Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans, Communication Plans, Assistive Technology, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, School Discipline, Tutoring
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland

Advocacy and Consulting for Education, Inc.

121 N. Wayne Ave., Sutie 205
Wayne, PA 19087

Phone: 484.580.8079
Fax: 484.902.4185
Email: melissa@acfeinc.com
Website: www.acfeinc.com
Areas of Practice: Working with families of gifted students and students with special needs who are found eligible in order to receive their free appropriate public education (FAPE) and necessary supplemental services through their school districts.
Services include:
- Manage interagency collaboration
- Meet with parents to obtain information about their children and provide advice
- Review child's evaluations, reports, testing and history
- Attend IEP/GIEP/504/IFSP meetings and discuss the strength of program goals with IEP/GIEP/504/IFSP Teams
- Act as a parent liaison in meetings between parents and the school district
- Assist with procedural navigation
- Maintain contact with parents to ensure goals are implemented as decided in the most recent IEP/GIEP/504/IFSP meeting
- Help obtain requests for evaluations and file state complaints
- Assist with due process hearings and manifestation determination hearings


KELLY BARTON, Ed.D. (Educational Consultant/Advocate)
Barton Educational Consulting
220 West Gay Street, Floor 2
West Chester, PA 19380-2917

Phone: 610.696.6018
Email: bartonedconsulting@gmail.com
Website: www.bartonedconsulting.com
Areas of Practice: Evaluation, IEPs, 504 Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans, Communication Plans, Assistive Technology, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, School Discipline, Tutoring
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland

The Law Office of Debra Ann Bolus

P.O. Box 332
125 Kestrel Rd
Mountain Top, PA 18707

Phone: 570-868-6174
Cell: 570-239-3586
Fax: 570-868-6774
Email: dab@theboluslawfirm.com
Areas of Practice: I specialize in dealing with the school districts in on behalf of special needs children and their families.
Geographical Area: Northeastern Pennsylvania


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MICHELLE CHAPLA (Autism Consultant/Advocate)
My Autism Consultant, LLC
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: 412.760.8906
Cell: 412.760.8906
Email: michelle.chapla@myautismconsultant.com
Website: www.myautismconsultant.com
Areas of Practice: Private Consultation • Provide a gap analysis regarding services your child is receiving and services your child may need for recovery. • Customized treatment and recommendations to ensure your child’s strengths are used and new skills are being acquired • Assessment, observation and behavioral analysis to ensure your child’s needs are met and child continues to make gains. • Increase collaboration and team work to improve your child’s service Advocacy • Support family with IEP or educational related concerns • Assist family with obtaining services such as BHRS (wrap-around), Occupational or Speech Therapy • Aid family in insurance and educational placement disputes Training and Workshops • Individualized to family’s ongoing needs • School training to support the ongoing complex needs of children with ASD in their district • Provider training to assist with bridging the gap when training is not available • Natural support or community training to increase awareness and assist with inclusion.
Geographical Area: We are based in Western Pennsylvania and serve the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding area. My Autism Consultant, LLC is available to provide services outside of the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

The fees for our services are developed through an individualized consulting agreement with the family or training agreement with your organization. We offer flexible payment options to accommodate most situations. Let’s talk about how we can help. Call today for an initial consult and service overview! 412-760-8906


Expanded Horizons
14 Wild Hog Lane
McClure, PA 17841

Phone/Cell: 717-304-0569
Fax: 717-222-5106
Email: pcbigreddog@msn.com
Website: expandedhorizons.weebly.com
Areas of Practice: All areas of Special Education from ages 0-21. Former Principal with extensive practice with IDEA. Advocate for the last 4 years.
Geographical Area: All areas of PA, NJ and MD.


Law Offices of Jonathan S. Corchnoy
1515 Market Street, Suite 1510
Philadlephia, PA 19102

Phone: 215.266.7872
Fax: 856.783.3330
Email: gpvanguard@hotmail.com
Areas of Practice: Special edcuation law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation,
Special Needs Estate Planning
Geographical Area: Licensed in PA and NJ.

PA - East of the Susquahanna River
NJ - generally South of Trenton


Greater Reading Educational Advocates
30 South Miller Street
Shillington, PA 19607

Phone: 610-780-2451
Email: greduadv@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:
Specializing in Specific Learning Disabilities / Dyslexia and co-morbid conditions such as ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, working memory and processing deficits.

Record review, Evaluation, IEPs, 504 Plans, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Assistive Technology, Parent training, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans. In addition, serving as a Compliance Monitor for the Bureau of Special Education.

Geographical Area: Advocacy services are handled in the counties of Berks, Lebanon, York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna. Other counties will be considered upon request.


Sources of Support
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Phone: 443.857.8338
Email: Janelle@sourcesofsupport.com

Areas of Practice: Parent information and training - special education process (IEP development, evaluation report review, placement, accommodations), effective communication, special education laws and regulations; presentations (special education process, laws, and effective advocacy techniques)
Geographical Area: Maryland and Pennsylvania


CRIS FICK (Advocate-Educational Consultant)
Fick Educational Services
17 Turner Lane
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-457-2199
Email: fickeducation@gmail.com

Areas of Practice:
Special Needs academics
Consulting for school placement
Tutoring all levels pre-school to SAT prep high school
Homeschool Evaluation Reports
Social Skills classes
Executive function skills classes
Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Geographical Area:West Chester, PA; Chester County


Dr. R. Forbes Drucker
123 Lisa Drive
Paoli, PA 19301

Phone: 610.296.9828
Email: rforbesdrucker@gmail.com

Areas of Practice: Special education issues including services, placement, IEP issues from evaluation to implementation and monitoring, Related services identification such as aided, transportation, wrap-around, social skills implementation and organizational skills, therapies and record review.
Geographical Area: Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County


FOX (Advocate)
317 Woodland Way
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Phone: 570-836-5746
Cell: 579-690-7358
Email: foxmm2004@yahoo.com

Areas of Practice: I have thirty-seven years experience in Special Education at all levels including vocational education. Twenty-two of these years were spent as a Director of Special Education. I currently teach Special Education courses at Keystone College in Northeastern PA and also serve as a Compliance Monitor for the Bureau of Special Education. I have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Instructional Leadership. My doctoral research was in the area of autism. My vast experience and education have prepared me to provide expert advocacy for parents of children with any disability. My passion is quality programming for all students with disabilities.
Geographical Area: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Susquehanna Monroe, Wayne and Bradford counties


(Advocate, Educational Consultant)
Special Education Consultant & Structured Literacy Clinician
Division of Mind The Gap
Member: COPAA, International Dyslexia Association
Member COPAA Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Phone: 888-353-6745
Cell: 267-879-4768
Email: andrea@wemindthegap.com

Website: specialedadvocate.info
Areas of Practice:
Help parents navigate through special education process IEP/504 Plan Preparation / FBA’s / BIP’s Record & Testing Review / Specialist Recommendations Structured Literacy (Orton-Gillingham) Reading Instruction Team Building & Collaboration for Reasonable Fees FREE Initial Consultation /Major Credit Cards Accepted

Geographical Area: Philadelphia area & surrounding counties; Structured literacy instruction nationally (online)


Berney & Sang

1628 JFK Blvd., Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215.564.1030
Email: kag@berneylaw.com
Website: www.berneylaw.com
Practice Areas: Special education, general education issues, bullying, higher education, disability rights
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida


Child Improvement Services

8 Taylor Lane, #1
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215.896.4629
Practice Areas: The areas of practice we are best known for is working with families to understand and navigate their way through the special education process. We advocate for the child to ensure they receive what they are entitled to by law and the best education plan possible to meet their needs. We also work with children outside the school setting to improve behavior problems that negatively impact the child's social life and functioning in school and with his family members. We provide family and individual coaching and create individual behavior plans that address the areas of concern.
Geographical Area: Bucks and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia County, NJ - The lower end of Hunterdon County

LISA ISAACS (Attorney)
Law Office of Lisa Isaacs

2108 Yardley Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Phone: 917.553.7977
Website: lisaisaacs.com
Practice Areas: Special Education and Disability Rights, Family Law, Mediation
Geographical Area: New York City, Southeastern Pennsylvania

Law Office of Melissa Krishock, P.C.

519 Walnut Street, Floor 3
Reading, PA 19067

Phone: 610.372.0101
Website: www.krishocklaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education, Guardianships, Custody, Divorce Adoptions, Estate Planning for Families
Geographical Area: Berks County Pennsylvania



(Special Education Consultant & Paralegal)

31 Whitetail Lane
Hunters Run
Mount Penn, PA 19606-9490

Phone: 267.482.0009
Cell: 267.482.0009
Fax: 267.482.9900
Email: trish.luberda@gmail.com

Areas of Practice:I am a certified paralegal whose business concentration is advocating in empowering parents to develop the most appropriate educational programs for their exceptional student that federal and state regulations allow.

My work has evolved from personal experience as the parent of three daughters with learning differences, emotional challenges, and autism. I have gained much of my relevant life experience from my own children, my clients, and their parents. As an educational consultant, I provide client-focused services that meet the needs of students who face learning and life challenges. I offer parents and caregivers of children with special needs a resource for understanding what the difficulties are, determining what support may be needed and developing a strategic plan to go about getting it. I am experienced in supporting clients with a variety of cross-system services that will ensure they understand how to navigate the many complex facets of federal, county, and school district systems. I enjoy helping clients identify their options for assessment, accommodations, and need for services. I value collaborating with the parents, caregivers and schools who willingly work together in the best interest of understanding a child’s strengths and/or weaknesses. My personal goal is to offer a plan of action and support that enables the children to adequately develop and their parents/caregivers to feel confident they have obtained the most appropriate supports and services available in order to insure their child’s most successful life outcomes.

Some of my services include:

• Complete record review (including all assessments and reports).
• Provide an overview and profile for your child’s success.
• Prepare a strategic action plan.
• Make referrals for necessary assessment and related services.
• Consult and advise in preparation and organization of documentation.
• Observe and/or consult in schools.
• Prepare and attend IEP meetings, ITMs, ISPs, and/or school conferences.
• Consult and make appropriate recommendations for school placements.
• Review and refer for appropriate AT/AAC assessments and evaluations.
• Referral and guidance for transition-aged resources and services.
Geographical Area: PA, NJ, DE

Please review my website for further parental resources and information pertaining to Special Education law; particularly within Pennsylvania. In advance thank you for considering me to be of assistance to you and/or your family!


Act of PA
1002 Spruce Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 215-801-2501
Fax: 484-949-9690
Areas of Practice:Interagency Collaboration
Meetings and phone consultations with parents
Review of the full record (previous IEPs, testing, reports, evaluations and medical)
Letter writing
Attendance at IEP/504 Meetings
Serve as liaison between parents and involved systems
Navigate the roads of mental health services (15 years of experience in BHRS, aka Wraparound)

Geographical Area: Berks, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania


McKinley & Ryan, LLC
238 West Miner Street, 1st Floor
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-6060
Fax: 610-436-6804
Email: lmckinley@mckinleyryan.com
Website: mckinleyryan.com

Areas of Practice:We represent families in all phases of the special education process, from initial evaluation through due process and federal court. We also represent plaintiffs in disability-related employment claims and provide human resource management support to non-profits.
Geographical Area: Eastern Pennsylvania



Advocacy Office of Susan Magaziner Advocate
20 Bingham Avenue, Suite 6B
Rumson, NY 07760

Phone: 732-758-6100
Cell: 732-539-4774
Fax: 732-747-9767
Practice Areas: Consultation and advocacy services. Parent coaching and parent advocate. As a Board Certified Education Advocate I serve as a voice for marginalized populations that face barriers. Areas of practice include discrimination of race, color, ethnicity gender and disability issues including school bullying and discipline. I help parents overcome these barriers to their child's education.

Geographical Areas:


317 Somerset St.
Fleetwood PA 19522

Phone: 610-927-9905
Website: www.specialedadvocates.org
Practice Areas: K-12, autism, dyslexia, apraxia, learning disabilities, attention and organization deficits. Consulting, meeting support and training.
Geographical Area: Southeast PA - Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery, Chester Counties preferred but not exclusive<

LISA NEELY, M.Ed (Advocate)
Certified Special Education Supervisor from Lehigh University
Doylestown, PA

Phone: 215-478-1697
Website: www.lisatheadvocate.com
Practice Areas: I am a former Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist from Bucks County, PA. My expertise is in working with children on the spectrum, children with ADHD, Learning and Intellectual Disabilities. I am committed to helping families build working relationships with educators in school districts to create individualized plans that benefit the academic, social, and emotional development of their children. Visit my website to learn more about me! lisatheadvocate@yahoo.com
Geographical Area: PA & NJ

DAVID P. OSTERHOUT, LCSW, BCD (Advocate, Therapist)

Meridian Health and Educational Services, Inc
Elmwood Business Park
769 Route 70 East, Suite C-150
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856-782-8383
Email: dpoworking@gmail.com
Practice Areas: David P. Osterhout, LCSW, BCD is a structural family therapist with 40 years of experience working with children and their families. He specializes in Neuro-Developmental, Learning and Behavioral Pathology and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders. As a part of his private practice, he also provides educational services and advocacy, representing your needs at Child Study Team Meetings, Behavior Manifestation Determination and Conflict Resolution with School Districts to obtain appropriate educational placement, at the appropriate educational level, with the appropriate educational support. Please visit his website for more detailed information about his credentials, experience and the services offered.
Geographical Area:New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Phoenix Rising Educational Advocates

17 Warner Road
Fredon, NJ 07860

Phone: 609-848-1400
Fax: 609-848-1401

Areas of Practice: We specialize in special education advocacy and litigation. We strive to provide education and counsel to those navigating the varied aspects of special education.
Geographical Areas: NJ, NY, PA, and CT


The Law Office of Jennifer O. Price
3950 William Penn Hwy, Suite 6
Murrysville, PA 15668

Phone: 724-519-7587
Cell: 412-715-4014
Fax: 724-519-7588
Email: jprice@jenniferpricelaw.com
Website: www.jenniferpricelaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Trusts, Criminal Law
Geographical Area: Allegheny County, Westmoreland County, Somerset County, Fayette County


Audrey Rasmusson, Attorney at Law
5539 McCandless Ave
PIttsburgh, PA 15201-2227

Phone: 412.628.4287
Email: audreyrasmusson@gmail.com
Website: www.audreylawyer.com
Practice Areas: Special Education (IDEIA, Section 504); Juvenile Law for children and teens with special needs; custody and child support for children and teens with special needs; guardianship; power of attorney
Geographical Area: Pittsburgh, PA
Western Pennsylvania


SAMANTHA SEIGELHEIM (Advocate / Special Educator)
Educational Consultants of Pennington

71 Haddon Court
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-737-2542
Fax: 201-960-6101

Areas of Practice: Our focus is to guide parents through the IEP Process We want to make sure that every child we work with can get the full benefit of the state's buffet of services. Whether your child needs are gifted and talented services , support for learning or emotional disorders or is facing more severe challenges, we will work for you, with you, to get your child the accommodations and services they deserve.
Geographical Areas: Serving Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey. Serving Bucks County in Pennsylvania



Proud Heart Behavior Consulting

1285 Old York Rd.
Warminster,PA 18974

Phone: 215-460-9660
Fax: 215-460-9670
Email: proudheartbehavior@gmail.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocate; Parent coaching on behavior and child management; IEP review;Conduct Functional Assessment of Behavior with report and Positive Behavior Support Plan; Services for schools/teachers
Geographical Areas: Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia


Law Office of Charles Weiner
Cambria Corporate Center
501 Cambria Avenue
Bensalem, PA 19020

Phone: 267.685.6311
Website: www.charlesweinerlaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Law; School Discipline, Bullying issues; Disability Rights; Accommodations on college entrance examinations (SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, etc.) and licensing examinations; personal injury.
Geographical Area: Special education is handled in he counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia, York, Lancaster, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Luzerne, Lackawanna. Testing Accommodations are handled on a national basis.

We are a law firm that is dedicated to representing individuals with disabilities in education and civil rights matters. Our practice is focused on representing families and their children in special education and education law issues throughout Pennsylvania. We also obtain test accommodations for college entrance examinations (SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.) and professional certification examinations (USMLE and Bar Examinations) throughout the nation. We have specialized experience in matters involving the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and other civil rights laws. Additional services include Personal Injury, Adoption, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships and Wills.

We are devoted to achieving results for clients through committed, responsive and compassionate representation.



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