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Cuddy Law Firm, P.C.
2720 Bee Caves Road, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-649-3191
Fax: 512-649-1217
Email: eangelone@cuddylawfirm.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Litigation; Family Law; Estate Planning
Geographical Areas:
Austin and surrounding counties


Cypress, TX 77429

Phone/Cell: 281-939-5553
Email: heart2help@yahoo.com
Practice Areas: I recently was the student support specialist for a behavior transition program within Katy ISD. As a part of my job duties I would advocated for our special needs children with mental disabilities and severe Autism. I attended all ARD meetings, oversaw the paperwork from the case manager, specialize in the program ESTAR, worked alongside a number of advocates and attorneys, organized and planned revision ARDs, Manifestation Determination Reviews, Brief ARDs, annual ARDs, and countless other meetings.
I have in-depth experience with case work including ADHD/ADD, behavior interventions, Autism, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, behavior intervention plans (BIPs), program development, data analysis, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA). I have worked with students who are placed out of district, in a DAEP, and in an alternative school program and I am familiar with helping ensure Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
I am certified in the areas of Special education, General Education, and as a school counselor. I am also currently working on my Licensed Professional Counseling Certificate and I am certified as a Nation Certified Counselor.
I am a strong believer in collaborating as a team to ensure children receive the services and support to help them be successful. I am able to help parents understand the IEP process up to mediation and due process and referrals to attorneys. It is my passion to help advocate for students with disabilities. I am a member of COPAA and adhere to LPC and NBCC ethics codes.
Please contact me for an initial free phone consultation. You will not be asked to pay any fees unless you agree in advance. I am not a lawyer but can seek legal advice. I can also refer you to an attorney upon request or need.
Geographical Area:
Houston and surrounding cities



Annie Mae's Child
2500 Old Farm #1524
Houston, TX 77063

Phone: 713.446.3495
Email: barksdale158@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Resolve issues with the ARD/IEP process
Resolving issues with accommodations adn modifications
Schedule of Services
Geographical Area:
Houston, TX area
Willing to travel out of state


1901 Palm Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78654

Phone: 512.784.3666
Fax: 512.244.6014
Email: specialedmarine@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.cirkielaw.com
Practice Areas: All things IDEA,504,ADA,RTI,DAEP, MDR,IEP,BIP,ITP,ESY PWN,FBA, IEE, mediation, complaints, and grievances. Assistance ranges from a brief consult to a full hands on intervention.
Geographical Area:
All of Texas, and neighboring states. No place too far or too close.

I am currently the Director of Advocacy for Cirkiel and Associates, a disability law firm in Round Rock, Texas. With 20 years of case management and administrative experience in the mental health field and 14 years with law firm, I bring a proactive, assertive brand of support for children with special needs in their educational environment to families throughout the State of Texas. Participating in COPAA as co-chair of Advocates Committee and one of the founding members of TOPAA (Texas Organization of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates), he maintains a statewide presence in training and mentoring advocates and parents. As former United States Marine Corps Sergeant I claim the moniker and related email address of "specialedmarine". I also provide representation to individuals in their Supplemental Security Income, Social Security disability Income, Medicaid, unemployment claims, workers compensation and ADA issues. During the summer, I will be seen frequenting various Texas musical venues as a drummer with the touring band RNJ, and teaching chess.


MONIQUE BELL (Developmental Therapy)
WeeCare Therapy Services
14511 Lakeside Terrace
Houston, TX 77044
Phone: 713.417.2783
Fax: 281.436.0550
Email: wcts@earthlink.net
Areas of Practice: Physical and speech therapy services provided at home or daycare setting for children 0 - 21 years of age with developmental disabilities. Provide developmental, adaptive equipment and augmentative communication devices.
Geographical Area: Houston and surrounding areas

Accept all Medicaid and many private insurance providers. Self pay is accepted as well.


Abilities Diva, LLCs
4556 Cape Charles Dr.
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 214-566-5602
Cell: 214-566-5602

Areas of Practice: I am certified in the areas of Special Ed, General Ed and ESL. My Master's is in Psychology and I am a certified Life Coach and Associate Educational Therapist. I believe in collaborating with schools to ensure that children receive the services and support they need and deserve. I am very experienced and successful in all areas of the ARD and 504 process.
Geographical Area: I travel and provide services throughout TEXAS, but I currently provide my services in the Collin County area of Texas.



ATHENA BIVENS (Evaluation Expert)
1203 Chandler Circle
Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: 214-682-9164
Email: atbivens75078@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:
•Specific Learning Diabilities in the areas of Math, Reading or Writing
•Autism Evaluations
•ADHD/ADD (Other Health Impairments)
•Speech/Language Assessments
•Traumatic Brain Injury
•Orthopedic Impairment
•Intellectual Disabilities
College Assessments
Early Childhood Assessments.

Geographical Area: North Dallas Area


7960 Meadow Spring Lane
Hidden Meadows
Fort Worth, TX 76120
Phone: 817-469-4738
Email: crjames_78@yahoo.com


HEATH BURCH, CFP (Special Needs Family Planning)
The Special Needs Planning Center
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy., Suite 110
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816.741.1100
Areas of Practice: We are a family and financial planning firm exclusively serving families with special needs by helping coordinate their legal and financial plans. Issues we address with families include guardianship, social security education, special needs trust direction and continuity of care planning.
Geographical Area: Kansas City - Las Vegas - New York - Topeka - Dallas


Educational Advocates and Consultants, LLC
24422 Ranchwood Springs Lane
Katy, TX 77494

Phone: 631.848.9767
Email: mailto:Lclang@eacllc.org
Areas of Practice: All areas of Special Education: IDEA, Section 504, ADA, Intervention and Support for students and parents.
Geographical Area: Texas

Ed21 Consulting Services
PO Box 201478
Austin, TX 78720-1478

Phone: 512.619.3265
Email: info@ed21cs.com
Areas of Practice: We work with parents, not for parents, to navigate an increasingly complex special education system. We help parents become more active participants in IEP team meetings, so they can better advocate for their children. Our approach strengthens the relationship between parents and educators to ensure future collaborations remain focused where they should be, on the child-centered decision-making process. We want to share our knowledge and experience to support you and the educators who serve your child, from the time your child may be eligible for services through when an adult student exits the school system.
Geographical Area: National

Laurel Clement P.C.
555 Republic Drive, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75074
Phone/Cell: 972-422-9120
Fax: 972-423-1509
Email: lclementlaw@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:
I am both a licensed attorney and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.) I have participated in ARD's as both an attorney and a counselor. I understand both the legal language and the clinical language. I am well versed in 504, IDEA, FAPE, Due Process, mediation through TEA and will attend your child's ARDs. I have a Facebook page devoted to counselors and special education professionals at https://www.facebook.com/attorneyandLPC/

Geographical Areas:
I communicate the quickest through email. My email address is lclementlaw@gmail.com I practice in the North Texas area.


Daphne Corder LLC
8504 Silver Ridge Dr
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: 512-775-2700
Email: daphne@daphnecorder.com
Website: daphnecorder.com
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with special knowledge of special education. Services can include: *consulting and explaining typical process for getting help for your child *attend 504 or ARD meetings *review records *referrals for services outside school.
Famililar with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and others. I am bilingual- Spanish.

Geographical Areas:

Austin and Surrounding areas. Can consult by phone if out of area.

TAMMY CYRA, M.Ed (Advocate)
Special Education Advocacy & Consultation Services

11120 Gregory Ln
Frisco, Texas 75035

Phone: 214-454-3446
Email: Tammycyra@yahoo.com
Website: http://special-ed-advocate-frisco.com
Practice Areas: We are here to help parents navigate the laws within special education. We understand that it can be difficult to understand all of the different acronyms within the realm of special education. Therefore, please allow us to take the stress off of your plate.

We can advocate for you during an ARD or 504 meeting and provide classroom observations to make sure the ARD / 504 Plan is being implemented.
Geographical Area:
All areas within the State of Texas


Davis Advocates

P.O. Box 3475
Pearland, Texas 77588

Phone: 936.524.4713
Email: samanthadavis@davis-advocates.com
Website: http://www.davis-advocates.com
Practice Areas: IDEA & 504; will help parents navigate the IEP process up to mediation and due process. At that time they will be referred to an attorney.
cal Area: Greater Houston area. Will travel to other parts of Texas on a case by case basis.


Lorene Dillard Advocacy and Consulting

6058 Crab Orchard
San Antonio, Texas 78240

Phone: 210-367-5710
Fax: 210-509-8928
Email: Lorene.Dillard@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dillardadvocacy.com
Practice Areas: Mom of two children with Autism. Has been advocating for Children and Families for over 13 years. Prior experience with two local Non-Profit Organizations working with families with children with disabilities. Prior positions held as Outreach Coordinator for Southern Region of Texas and last position held as Senior Leadership as Parent Program Director. I have taught District Coordinators, Attorneys and parents the necessary skills for a Free Appropriate Education for Children. I have a proven track record with over 5 counties within San Antonio for positive change for families and their children. Due to my work experience, I have worked with over 700 families on a annual basis through my non-profit experience.
cal Area: San Antonio and surrounding counties.


LESLI DOAN (School Psych/LSSP/consultant)
Rooted Nomad, LLC

PO Box 218
Dripping Spring, Texas 78620

Phone: 602-327-8487
Email: leslidoan@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rootednomadllc.com
Practice Areas: Consultation of special education services
Independent Educational Evaluations
Expert Witness Testimony
Professional Development
cal Area: Southwest, Northwest, Southeast


101 Advocacy
San Antonio, TX

Email: sfarber@101advocacy.com
Website: http://www.101Advocacy.com
Practice Areas: We help families navigate through the special education process. We attend ARDs with families.
Geographical Area:
Physical support in the greater San Antonio Area. Phone conferencing available throughout the state of Texas.



301 Park Lane
Austin, TX 78704

Phone: 972.264.7983
Email: ferrara54@tx.rr.com
Website: www.afniconline.org
Practice Areas: Special Education Advoacy. Help parents navigate the SPED process. We help train schools understand & how to work with kids that have Autism, Tourette Syndrome, Bi-Polar, and ADHD that are explosive and non--compliant
cal Area: The state of Texas only

Jennifer Fitzhugh Advocacy

303 Haverford
San Antonio Texas 78217

Phone: 210-415-6098
Fax: 830-714-5684
Email: jenniferlayne@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.jenniferfitzhughadvocacy.net
Practice Areas: Attend ARD/504 meetings with families to ensure that children are receiving a free and appropriate public education under federal law.
cal Area: Texas

Feeding the Autistic Mind, Inc.
Burleson, TX 76028

Phone: 866.579.0867
Cell: 817.96.54039
Fax: 866.579.0867
Website: texasdadvocate.com
Practice Areas: Special Education: eligibility, ARD's, IEP's, Section 504, IEE's, PPCD, Special Education Services, Manifestation Determinations. DFW Metroplex and North Texas.
cal Area: Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex and North Texas.

We will answer any and all of your Special Edication questions and advocate effectively for your student and family!


LAURA FLORES, M.Ed., NCED (Advocate)
DFW Metro Special Education Advocates
6032 Turtle Creek Court
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Phone: 682-651-5732
Website: www.dfwmetrosea.org
Practice Areas: Evaluation and IEP review, 504 & ARD/IEP meeting attendance, guidance for resources & future planning. I help parents work with schools and organizations to obtain the best services available by special education law.
cal Area: DFW and surrounding area



NARDA - Clear Lake
114 Sandstone Bend Lane
Dickinson, TX 77539

Phone: 281.733.0422
Cell: 281.733.0422
Fax: 713.893.2404
Practice Areas: All areas covered under IDEA and 504, Discipline and Bullying, Mediation, Due Process. 15+ years of case management (multi-district litigation) and administrative experience as a paralegal. COPAA Advanced Advocate Training “Representing Parents in Impartial Hearings.” Due Process experience. Guest contributor to Louis Geigerman’s weekly radio show, “The Special Ed/Section 504 Radio Hour” Cypress Radio, 103.5.
cal Area: All of Texas - primarily Brenham/Austin/Tomball, Clear Lake, Galveston/Lake Jackson.


A Charmed Life

P.O. Box 302588
Austin, TX 78703

Phone: 512.358.4395
Email: acharmedlife@austin.rr.com
Website: bonniegarza.com


National ARD/IEP Advocates

4510 Redstart
Houston, TX 77035

Phone: 281.265.1506
Email: louis@narda.org
Website: http://narda.org
Practice Areas: ARD/IEP meeting representation, resolution sessions, assistance in due process, mediations and consulting
cal Area: Primarily Texas, but will travel to other states on a case by case basis.

We level the playing field in special education.


MISTI GREEN (Certified Mediator)

1627 Hickory Creek Ln
Rockwall, TX 75032

Phone / Cell: 214.794.9292
Email: mistigrn@gmail.com
Practice Areas:
Certified Mediator, Certified Educator and Professional Advocate: I assist families through the special education process. I will attend ARDs with families or represent you in your absence.

My goal is to create collaborative relationships between parents and educators. My expertise is based upon in-depth experience with case work including: ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia and Behavior Intervention.
cal Area: Greater Dallas area. Willing to travel on a case by case basis.


DIANNE HAWKINS (Special Education Administrator and Educational Diagnostician)
Educational Diagnostics

604 Havencrest
Desoto, TX 75115

Phone: 972.230.2201
Cell: 469.363.1229
Email: diannekhawkins@yahoo.com
Practice Areas: ARD Facilitation, assessment reviews, case reviews and collaboration.
cal Area: DFW Metroplex

I am a former Special Education Director and current PhD candidate with an emphasis in Exceptional Children and an interest in school outcomes and transitions.

Law Offices of Donald G. Henslee

901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX, 78746

Phone: 512-320-9177
Cell: 301-605-3561
Fax: 512-597-1455
Email: dhenslee@school-law.co
Website: www.school-law.co
Practice Areas:
Assisting parents with:
-Providing handicapped students with a free, appropriate public education
-Educating disabled students in the least restrictive environment
-Assessment and testing
-ARDs and IEP Team Meetings
-Student discipline issues
-Individualized Educational Plans
=Procedural safeguards
-Mediation of disputes
-Section 504 issues
-Due process hearings and appeals
-Litigation in state and federal courts
-Assistance for special education advocates with their role in hearings
-Education and training of advocates and parents in matters concerning hearings and mediation
-Assistance to advocates in gaining any required qualifications under state rules
cal Area: Statewide in Texas and Washington State

Advocacy Behavior Consulting

4100 W El Dorado Parkway
Suite 100-431
McKinney, TX 75070

Phone: 972-827-5863
Email: behavioradvocate@gmail.com
Website: www.advocacybehaviorconsulting.com
Practice Areas:
-Home needs assessment includes skills and behavior needs
-Includes home, community access, and school environments

-Consultant routinely analyzes progress and behavior data throughout the year

-Pre-ARD review of programs and assessments
-ARD and 504 attendence to protect your childs rights

*EMPOWERS PARENT to effectively advocate for their child
-Parent training in data analysis and effective behavior interventions

*SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABLITY holding schools to prove adequate progress.

*EXPERT IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL EDUCATION AREA'S: ARD, 504, IDEA, ABA, RTI, CPI, FBA, Standards Based IEP's, BIP, program development and data analysis.

*PREVIOUS BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT IN PREMIER DISTRICT - with 16 years experience in Special Education
-Assisted with Districts litigation defense.

cal Area: Texas

Texas Learning Advocacy
8000 W. Hwy 290, #8206
Austin, TX, 78736

Phone: 830-542-9369
Cell: 847-208-7883
Email: texaslearningadvocacy@gmail.com
Website: www.texaslearningadvocacy.com
Practice Areas:
I'm a parent of an adult with multiple physical and learning disabilities who has more than 20 years of experience advocating within the public school system. I'm here as a resource to help parents navigate the school system, know their rights, and be by their side in the sometimes frustrating battles with school districts.
Geographical Area:
Austin, TX Dripping Springs, TX Travis County, TX Hays County, TX

5403 Ranger Drive
Rockwall, TX, 75032

Phone: 281-705-6865
Email: judyjanak@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/JudyJanakSLP
Practice Areas:
Speech-Language Pathologist, former assistant director of special education. Providing consultation to assist parents in navigating the educational environment, focusing on collaboration but ensuring compliance with legal requirements. ARD facilitation, evaluation review, case management and advocacy. Can also provide consultation for parents who are concerned about child development but may not be in special education process.
Geographical Area:
Located in Rockwall, Texas, will travel to areas within a 50 mile radius of the DFW area.


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KARY JOHNSON (Academic Assessment and Intervention)
The Reading Connection
3145 McCart Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Phone: 817.924.2000
Email: info@readwithkary.com
Website: http://www.reading-connection.com
Practice Areas: The Reading Connection is Texas's premier private reading and learning clinic. We provide one-on-one academic assessment and intervention to meet your specific needs. Assessments can be given in reading and math, as well as formal Dyslexia Assessment and Executive Function assessment. We also include services such as attending Dyslexia committee meeting, IEP/ARD meetings and classroom observations.
Geographical Area:
DFW and Austin, Texas

Please visit our website at www.reading-connection.com for more information.


Justice Advocacy for Special Ed

11723 Jaycreek Drive
Houston, TX 77070

Phone: 832.559.7779
Cell: 770.296.3001
Fax: 866.863.3670
Email: jack@justiceafse.org
Practice Areas:
• Is your child struggling in school?
• Coping with a disability?
• Facing suspension or Expulsion?
• Are you overwhelmed by IEP or 504 forms?
• Eyes glaze over at ARD meetings?
• Afraid your child isn't getting necessary services?

I am a Passionate, Experienced Advocate who assists parents and guardians in:
• Providing special-needs students with a free and appropriate education
• ARDs, IEP Team, and Section 504 Meetings
• Assessments and Evaluations
• Individualized Education Plans
• Student Discipline issues
• Mediation and Due Process

As a “seasoned and reasoned” advocate based in Houston, I represent parents throughout Texas and Western Louisiana. Please call or email me for an appointment.
cal Area: Houston, TX and surrounding counties.

I am a member of COPAA and strictly adhere to their ethics code.


Michael Kinser
1901 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 512.289.7814
Email: kinser.michael@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Comprehensive.
- popular search terms . . .
~Attend ARD, IEP, 504 meetings
~Attend Disciplinary Hearings, Appeals
~Appeal Placement, Suspension, Expulsion
~Evaluations (Independent, Disagreement)
~File Complaints -Federal, State, Local
~Request Due Process Hearing, 504 Hearing
~Request / Attend Mediation
~Parents & Teacher Training
~Consultant for Lawyers & Attorneys
~Educational Consultant
~Individual Therapy (LMFT-A)
~Family Therapy (LMFT-A)

2010-2011 Disputes Include:
Initial Eligibility (Special Ed, 504)
Accessibility (ADA Compliance)
Sexual Assault
Out of District School Transfer
Hostile Educational Environment
Failure to Consider Parental Concerns
Private School Placement
Instruction Aide, Paraprofessional
Amending Educational Records
Residential Placement
DAEP – Disciplinary Alternative Education Placement
Disciplinary - Hearings, Appeals
Lack of Adequate Yearly Progress
Amount / Type of Therapy Service
Compensatory Services
Independent Evaluation (IEE)
Inclusion (LRE)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Accommodation & Modification
Manifestation Determination
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
Provision of Free Appropriate Public Education
Procedural Violations involving Notice
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Geographical Area:
TEXAS - All School Districts
OKLAHOMA - All School Districts
LOUISIANA - All Parishes

If you need help; there is hope; you are not alone.

Have an urgent question? Phone consultation available in some cases for a small fee.

You will receive individual, personal and professional service.
You will not pay any fee unless you agree in advance.

No promise or guarantee can be made to you regarding the outcome of your case.

Recommendations may include options with legal implications which will be clearly explained. Even though lawyers seek his advice, Michael is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice. If you have legal need/question, Michael will give you a referral to an attorney upon request.

LINDA LABEAU, RN (Advocate, Facilitator, Mediator)

5312 Benbridge Drive
FortWorth, TX 76107

Phone: 817.377.8172
Email: lindalabeau@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.lindalabeau.com
Practice Areas: 504 learning disabilities cases; early intervention for elementary ages and high school students. 503 mediation when all state services are disputed.
Geographical Area:

Disability Consultants of South Texas

202 East Park Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210.226.8101
Cell: 210.379.8692
Fax: 210.226.8175
Email: levaykord@hotmail.com
Practice Areas: 504, IDEA, Special Education Services in public and non-public schools including but not limited to Discipline Advocacy, RTI, 504 hearings, TEA complaints, Due Process assistance.
I provide special education advocacy services for students with special needs, whether or not they have been qualified for special education through their school district or private school. Partial list of services include but are not limited to: Review educational records Identify any additional evaluations needed Accompany you to teacher/504/ARD/other professional meetings Development of Crisis plans, Behavior Intervention Plans Provide referrals to needed resources, including independent testing, behavioral therapies, special education attorneys, etc...

Geographical Area:
San Antonio and surrounding area.


NICK MADDOX (Attorney)
O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo
117 West Craig Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210.310.3030
Fax: 210.463.9991
Email: nmaddox@808west.com
Website: http://www.808west.com
Practice Areas: Prior to representing parents and students, Mr. Maddox worked for some of the largest education law firms in the state of Texas where he defended some of the biggest school districts against special education lawsuits. Now, Mr. Maddox applies the knowledge and “insider tips” he gained from defending school district special education departments to zealously representing parents and students in all matters of special education.

Mr. Maddox handles all aspects of: Due process hearings, FIE/IEP/FBA/BIP disputes, MDR and ARD meetings, transfers/placements, behavior issues, denial of services, disabilities under 504, and all other forms of disability and special education law.
Geographical Area:
San Antonio and all surrounding areas; Austin and all surrounding areas; The Rio Grande Valley and all surrounding areas


Professional Psychological Solutions, PLLC
2821 W. Parker Rd., Suite 3A
Plano, TX 75023

Phone: 214.537.5943
Fax: 214.785.7493
Email: drmartin@ppsdfw.com
Website: http://www.ppsdfw.com
Practice Areas: Providing assessments (English and Spanish), Advocacy, and ARD attendance for students of all ages. One principal is Texas State Licensed Psychologist, LSSP, and NCSP, and one partner is Certified Special Education Teacher (K-12)and specialist in IEP development.
Geographical Area:
Covering the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Concentration in Plano, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.


ERIN MCCAULEY (Parent Advocate)
Austim, TX

Email: mccauley.emi@gmail.com
Practice Areas: I am a parent of a child with special needs who has spent years fighting the educational system to get his needs met. I entered this arena very uneducated but through countless research and hands on learning have prided myself in the knowledge of the laws and what schools do to skirt the boundaries and loopholes of them.I am here to help with any IEP planning, advocacy, ARD meetings, etc...
Geographical Area:
Austin, Texas


MARY SUSAN MCCLURE (Private Special Ed Behavior Analyst)
Verbal Behavior Clinics of Texas LLC
1016 West Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713.528.2343
Cell: 713.819.0835
Fax: 281.334.2751
Email: susanmcclure2@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.verbalbehaviorhouston.vpweb.com

Practice Areas: Offering private Special Education instruction for developmentally delayed children on the austim spectrum; Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Training, Natural Environment & Social Skills Training; individual and small group instruction; summer daycamps; teaching self regulation skills and bridging the gap between ABA therapy and entry into larger school programs; insurance accepted.
Geographical Area:
Greater Houston TX area but willing to consult in other areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

We provide therapy services, in home training and consultations, school consultations, behavior plan and IEP development; comprehensive assessments using the ABLLS-R and VB-MAPP Protocols.


Law Offices of Michael T. Murillo-Zuniga, PLLC
PO Box 5873
San Antonio, TX 78201

Phone: 210.646.1387
Email: michael@zunigalegal.com
Practice Areas: Special education (IEP, ARD, 504 issues, due process, etc.), contracts, and general practice

Geographical Area: Texas; Greater San Antonio Area; Southern Texas; Central Texas; Greater Austin Area


Law Office of Pamela Parker
PO Box 80205
Austin, TX 78708

Cell Phone: 512.804.9934
Email: pparker@parkercounsel.com
Website: http://www.specialplanninglaw.com
Practice Areas: Special education, special needs trusts, estate planning for special needs families, SSI and Medicaid
Geographical Area:


ROBIN PETTY (Attorney)
Cirkiel & Associates, PC
1901 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78664

Phone: 512.244.6658
Fax: 512.244.6014
Email: rspetty@cirkielaw.com
Website: http://www.cirkielaw.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/disabilityspecialist
Practice Areas:
Special Education advocacy, Social Security Benefits (SSI & SSDI), and ADA access (public & private), employee accommodations.
Geographical Area:
Texas; Central Texas; Greater Austin Area.


Philpot Law Office, PC
7314 Offats Pointe
Galveston, TX 77551

Phone: 218.989.2010
Cell: 218.989.2010
Email: fape4kids@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dphilpotlaw.co
Practice Areas: Special education law, representing students and parents.
Geographical Area:



ANNA POPP (Advocate/Consultant)
AP Educational Services
3701 Morning Dove Drive
Plano, TX 75025

Phone: 469.831.0552
Fax: 972.696.9798
Email: annahpopp@gmail.com
Practice Areas:
AP Advocacy’s primary objective is to assist families in partnering with their schools to design and implement effective educational plans so that each child’s unique educational goals are met.
Provide an orientation to the ARD and IEP process
• Review and analysis of educational records
• Recommend additional assessments as needed
• Attend ARD, 504, and other professional meetings
• Develop SMART Goals for IEPs
• Communicate with school on behalf of parents
• Compose letters and emails for the parent to send to school regarding their child’s education
• Provide referrals to needed resources including but not limited to independent testing, educational therapists, special education attorneys
• Ongoing data analysis and goal monitoring
Geographical Area:
Dallas Metroplex


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The Law of Navigation ~ Anyone Can Steer The Ship, But It Takes A Leader to Chart The Course.


Lighthouse Learning & Resource

10928 Grant Road
Houston, TX 77070

Phone: 832.478.5555
Cell: 713.560.7923
Fax: 832.688.8470
Email: robin@LHlearningresource.com
Website: www.LHlearningresource.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Advocacy, Review of Assessments & Consulting, Guidance on Local & State Agencies, Social Skills Training, Parent Training, Specialized Retail Learning Products, IEP Tutoring.
Geographical Area:
Northwest Houston - 249 and Grant Road -Located between Klein, Tomball, Waller, and Cypress Fairbanks ISDs

LLR is a newly established one-stop-shop serving all areas of need for both child and parent.



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ADINA RICH (Advocate)
Rich Educational Consulting, LLC

17440 Dallas Parkway #232
Dallas, Texas 75287

Phone: 972.816.3100
Fax: 972.863.7498
Email: adina@richeducationalconsulting.com
Website: www.richeducationalconsulting.com
Practice Areas: Special Needs Advocacy including:
*ARD/IEP meeting attendance,504 meeting attendance, IEP/504 review,
* IEP goal writing and standards based IEPS
* data collection and goal monitoring
* Autism program development and related supplements and supports
* working with Related service providers
* Other Health Impairments or Medically Fragile Conditions
* ADHD program support
* Visual, Cognitive, and Auditory Impairments
* Multi-Cultural Evaluations and ESL Program Support
* 504 Development and Programming
* Functional Behavior Analysis & Behavior Intervention Plans
* Sensory Integration
*Transitions/Future Planning
*Early Childhood Programming Evaluations for:
* Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities
*College Accommodations
* Private School/Charter School Entrance or Accommodations
* Gifted Education Evaluations
* Auditory Processing, ASD or ADHD Evaluations
* Social Skills Evaluations
* Behavior Evaluations,including Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Plans
* Developmental or Pre-School Evaluations
* 504 Evaluations
* Independent Educational Evaluations
* Sensory Integration & Visual Integration Screenings
* Parent Training & Educator Workshops
Geographical Area:
All Texas, All Oklahoma

We are state licensed and certified evaluators who have experience within public, charter, and private schools.

Our director is a COPAA advocate with extensive training in IEP facilitation, school administration, and conflict mediation.


DR. RO (Advocate)
DREAM Education Consulting
1409 S. Lamar Street Suite #307
Dallas, Texas 75215

Phone: 214-794-8060
Email: drro.consultdream@gmail.com
Website: www.consultdream.com
Practice Areas: Comprehensive services and programs are offered to suit your needs.
Geographical Area:


821 W Francis Ave.
Pampa, TX 79065

Phone: 806.664.1188
Cell Phone: 806.664.1188
Email: jami_rodriguez@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.fapeforkids.vpweb.com
Practice Areas: Special education legal advocate. Working towards guaranteeing EVERY child a Free Appropriate Public Education(FAPE).
Geographical Area:
Northwest Texas.



Scherer Law PLLC
777 Main Street, Suite 600
Forth Worth, TX 76028

Phone: 817-919-8738
Fax Phone: 817-796-1418
Email: melissa@schererlawgroup.com
Website: schererlawgroup.com
Practice Areas: I represent parents and children in special education and Section 504 matters including Guardianship. I can help you with records review, strategic planning, filing TEA or OCR complaints, representation in ARD Committee and Section 504 meetings, and Due Process Hearings.
Geographical Area:
Northern and Central Texas

Heart Education Advocacy Resource Team
2323 Clear Lake City Blvd., Suite 180-309
Houston, TX 77062

Phone: 281-731-7964
Cell: 281-731-7964
Email: info@heartadvocates.com
Practice Areas: HEART's advocacy mission is to assist and educate parents as they navigate the world of special education and social services and plan for their children's success in school and the community. HEART team members advocate for families and partner with schools in obtaining effective educational programs and services. HEART team members have unique specializations, making it easy for HEART to address many programmatic and personal concerns. HEART also provides professional development workshops to schools, parents and education professionals on a variety of engaging topics.
Geographical Area:
Houston, TX and surrounding areas


Attorneys for Special Needs Children & Private
Attorneys for Special Needs Children & Private
4307 Long Grove Dr
Seabrook, TX 77586

Phone: 281.508.8648
Cell: 281.508.8648
Fax: 713.583.7127
Email: Schwagerlawfirm@yahoo.com
Website: http://www/atty4kids.org
Blog: http://attorney4specialneeds.blogspot.com
Practice Areas: Special education, litigation in family, general, civil, commercial, insurance, and personal injury.
Geographical Area:
Houston and many cities in Texas

Shields Law Firm
720 Rusk Street, Suite 501
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 832-422-7333
Email: contact@shieldsfirm.com
Website: hhttps://shieldsfirm.com
Blog: https://shieldsfirm.com/blog
Practice Areas: Special education law, including disciplinary proceedings, eligibility, school mediation and due process litigation.
Geographical Area:
We are based in Houston, but serve children and their families throughout Texas.


Lumen Advocacy LLC
15200 Joseph Drive
Austin, TX 78734

Phone: 630-251-5658
Email: info@lumenadvocacy.com
Website: https://www.lumenadvocacy.com
Practice Areas: Review of educational plans under IDEA and 504, including post-secondary transition. Parent coaching and support. Preparation and execution of strategies to obtain appropriate services and accommodations through available procedures. Experience as a parent, volunteer and professional. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Autism Spectrum disorder, Speech Impairment, language-based learning disabilities, ADHD, and anxiety disorders (ED)
Geographical Area:
Central Texas



HEATHER STEPHENS (Educational Diagnostician)
Academic Evaluation & Diagnosis
7423 Wentwood
Dallas, TX 75225-4528

Phone: 214.597.8629
Cell: 214.597.8629
Email: hstephens@academicdiagnosis.com
Website: http://www.academicdiagnosis.com
Practice Areas: evaluations for learning disabilities and dyslexia
Geographical Area:
Dallas, Texas


JILL STOVER (Advocacy Consultant)
ARD Assist
4251 FM 2181
Suite 230 - 301
Corinth, TX 76210

Email: ardassist@yahoo.com
Practice Areas: Special Education Advocacy consulting
Geographical Area:
Dallas - Ft Worth; All areas North Texas



1936 Canvasback Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Phone: 469-400-2317
Email: mgtelepak@gmail.com
Practice Areas: 20+ years in K-12 Special Education throughout Districts and Charter Schools. Knowledgeable in all areas of the ARD process. Employed as a Resource Teacher, Campus ARD facilitator, District Compliance and Instructional Specialist, and Director of Special Education.
Geographical Area:
Flower Mound, Lewsiville, Grapevine, Colleyville, Coppell, Argyle, etc. (North of DFW airport)



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DR. IFEANYI UFONDU (Educational & Special Needs)
Beautiful Minds Inc. - Educational & Special Needs Solutions
P.O. Box 152241
Arlington, TX 76015

Phone: 817.886.0044
Cell Phone: 310.590.5898
Email: iamufondu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.beautifulmindsinc.com

BMI's profound interest in exceptional students is the direct result of the growing concern and need of Educating, Evaluating and Empowering, families, while exposing the invisibility our clients encounter in schools throughout the country. Our areas of expertise are Special Needs Advocacy, ARD Representation, One-to-One instruction, Mentoring and Private School Placement.
Geographical Area:
Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex- Willing to travel to other states.

Please refer to our website if you have further questions: http://www.beautifulmindsinc.com


JLW Advocacy

16603 Calico Creek Drive
San Antonio, TX 78247

Phone: 210.412.1148
Email: jwarwick1@satx.rr.com
Website: http://www.atty4kids.org
Blog: http://attorney4specialneeds.blogspot.com
Practice Areas: Special education, litigation in family, general, civil, commercial, insurance, and personal injury.
Geographical Area:
San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas

I advocate for children with qualifying disabilities as determined by IDEA and 504, with extensive experience advocating for children with:

•Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger's Syndrome, PDD, and PDD-NOS)
•Learning Disabilities
•Speech or Language Impairments
•Intellectual Disabilities
•Emotional Disturbances
•Mental Illness (including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depression)

Services offered:
•Review your child's evaluations, assessments, testing results, and complete educational records
•Establish your concerns regarding your child and the services currently offered by his or her school
•Identify any additional evaluations needed
•Accompany you to ARD meetings
•Assist school team in obtaining the most appropriate IEP (Individualized Educational Program) for your child
•Follow up with your school team regarding the implementation and success of your child's IEP
•Help attain additional appropriate services addressing the following issues your child may be experiencing:
--Development of Behavior Intervention Plans
--Social Skills Building and Socialization Plans (developing and maintaining friendships)
--Home Training
--Identify local community resources available to you and your child, such as support organizations and medical professionals, where you can gain more information and insight into your child's unique needs


National ARD/IEP Advocates

5773 Woodway Ste. 138
Houston, TX 77057

Phone: 713.898.2255
Email: saw@narda.org
Website: http://www.Narda.org
Practice Areas: ARD Meetings, IEP Meetings, Discipline Advocacy, Non-Special Ed. Complaints, Response To Intervention, Dyslexia, Autism, Level one through three complaints, Chapter 26 complaints, Due Process assistance.
Geographical Area:
Southeast Texas, Including Houston Metropolitan Area are primary areas. Firm covers the state of Texas.

I have been a professional advocate for three years. I am a parent of a special needs adult who began attending ARD/IEP meetings in 1976.

I am a certified teacher and a professional tutor. I specialize in making students of under performing children using The Wohlman Method.

No results can be guaranteed.


LZR Educational Advocacy and Mediation

2403 Alamanni Dr.
Pearland, TX 77581

Phone: 281.464.7323
Cell Phone: 281.857.1080
Fax: 281.464.4383
Email: loretta@lzream.org
Website: http://www.lzream.org
Practice Areas:
-Bilingual (Spanish) Advocate
-Support in all areas of the 504-IEP process
-Texas State Certified Mediatior
-Participation in Due Process Hearings and Mediation
-Attorney referral for Local, State, and Federal legal representation
-Pro-Bono cases based on need
-Member of the Council of Parents Attorney and Advocates
Geographical Area:
State of Texas.


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