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Advocates & Attorneys

LYNNE ADAMS (Advocate)
Above and Beyond Advocacy
PO Box 80603
Dartmouth, MA 02748

Phone: 508.985.3956
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

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

Phone: 203-903-4252
Website: www.accesseducationconsulting.com
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.

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STEVE IMBER (Independent Evaluator & Consultant)
Psychoeducational Consultants
One Davol Square, Suite 111
Providence, MA 02903

Phone: 401.421.4004
Fax: 401.421.4004
Website: www.dr-imber.com
Practice Areas: Dr. Imber has been in practice for more than 35 years as Special Education advocate, consultant and independent educational evaluator. He has also been a professor of Special Education(and continues to be) at Rhode Island College since 1973.
Geographical Area: Dr. Imber primarily works within the New England area. However, he has served as an advocate, consultant, independent educational evaluator on behalf of children, adolescents and adults in cases originating from Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Imber completed his M.Ed. and his Ph.D. from the Department of educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He is certified as a teacher of students with disabilities, a school psychologist and a director of Special Education.


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


One Voice for a Child
1125 Point Judith Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

Phone: 4014878016

Cell: 4014878016
Email: sandrapaquette@cox.net

Website: http://onevoiceforahild.com

Practice Areas:
Areas of Practice (100 words or less) Special Education Advocate, Elementary and PreSchool level Consulting services pertaining to Special Education-parents, teachers, administrators Mediation certification
Geographical Area: Geographical Area State of Rhode Island

(Special Education Advocate, Non-profit Organization)
Rhode Island Advocacy for Children
22 Kingston Avenue
Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879

Phone: 860.442.1133
Cell Phone: Phone: 860.235.8053
Fax: 860.442.1133
Email: joanna@riadvocacyforchildren.org
Website: www.riadvocacyforchildren.org

Areas of Practice: Serving all Children with Disabilities / Special Needs: Neuropsychological and Learning Disorders, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Executive Functioning, Attention Deficit, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Central Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Social Skills Deficits, Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Downs Syndrome, Conduct Disorders, Behavioral Challenges, Emotional Disturbance, Suspension, Expulsion, Bipolar Disorder or other Psychiatric Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anorexia , Psychological Services, School Refusal/Phobic Disorders, Medically Fragile & Chronic Health Conditions, Transitioning Youth, Trauma, Twice Exceptional Children. Experienced in Early Intervention (3-5), Elementary, Middle, High School and College. Educational Non-Attorney Advocates in Special Education, Individuals Disability Education Act (IDEA), 504 Accommodations, Civil Rights. Rhode Island Advocacy also conducts Independent Educational Evaluations and Private Tutoring for Children with Disabilities, Counseling and Support Groups. Non-Profit founded by a parent of a child with disabilities; all of our Advocates are Educational Professionals, Master and Ph.D.’s and have comprehensive Educational Leadership skills.
Geographical Area: Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts

(School Psych/Lic. Counselor)
Lighthouse Psychoeducational Services
867 Pequot Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4243

Phone: 860.442.1133
Cell Phone: Phone: 860.235.8053
Fax: 860.442.1133
Email: Moshea867@ct.metrocast.net
Website: http://www.lighthousepsyched.com

Areas of Practice: diagnostic assessment with interventions counseling - group and individual LD/ADHD coaching parent education parent counseling special education paperwork organization workshops
Geographical Area: Connecticut and Rhode Island and other areas via computer and web cam

I have been doing advocacy work for approx. 5 yrs. I believe all children can reach their potential (different for each child) when they get the right services.


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