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Virginia


State Resources
State Special Education Website
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/index.shtml

 

 



 

 

Advocates & Attorneys

DR. RINYKA ALLSION (Advocate / Special Educator)
Allison Consulting
1401 Weyburn Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone: 757-202-3558
Email: belle0822@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:
-Special Education Law/Best Practices
-IEP Development
-Inclusion Implementation
-EFM ( Military) Transiton Assistance
-Trainings Professional Development
Geographical Areas:
-Virginia Beach
-Suffolk
-Hampton
-Norfolk
-Chesapeake
-New Port News


DORI BIBB-COOK (Advocate / Special Educator)
The Bibb-Cook Group LLC
7513 Republic Court Apt 304
Alexandria, VA 22306

Phone: 334.663.5951
Fax: 260.632.7733
Email: Dori@bibbcookgroup.com
Website: www.bibbcookgroup.com
Areas of Practice: Early Intervention Services, Transition services, Evaluations, IEP review and development, Due Process Hearing, classroom observations, behavioral assessments, 504 plans, compensatory education and non-public educational placements and residential centers.
Geographical Areas: Greater DC Area, contact for further info.

Email is the most efficient contact.


DR. CHRISTOPHER COSANS
(Advocate)
Richmond Special Education Strategies LLC
2000 Riverside Dr.
14E
Richmond, VA 23225

Phone: 301-377-9981
Email: ChrisCosans@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:Tutoring, Advocacy, IEP Review and Meeting Support
Geographical Areas: Greater Richmond Area



AMANDA DeFEDE
(Attorney)
McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC
9315 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: 703-659-1962
Email: adefede@mcintyredefedelaw.com
Website: www.mcintyredefedelaw.com
Areas of Practice: Special education advocacy for IEPs and 504 Plans; school discipline defense; mental health advocacy; CHINS representation for parents or juvenile; child abuse and neglect; college/university student discipline defense; teacher rights and discipline defense.
Geographical Areas: Throughout Virginia

KATHY DOWD (Advocate)
Cohen, Dowd & Madsen
8315 Electric Avenue
Vienna, VA 22181

Phone: 571-283-9400
Email: cdmadvocacy3@gmail.com
Website: www.makingeducationspecial.com
Areas of Practice:
CDM is a team of educational consultants with expertise in the areas of special education advocacy from referral to placement. We are dedicated to building positive communication between home and school while ensuring appropriate educational support and services.
Geographical Area:
Northern Virginia, District of Columbia.

 

DR. C. RICK ELLIS, Ed.D. (Other)
Spectrum Psychological and Forensic Services
1020 Independence Blvd., Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Phone:757.640.1882
Email: crickellis@cox.net
Website: spectrumpsychservices.com
Areas of Practice:
ADHD, ASD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, LD, Assessments, Court evaluation, Independent Educational Evaluations(IEE), Gifted, ABA Therapy, Neurofeedback, Parent Training, Home-Based Therapy, Social Skill training, Group Therapy, E-Therapy.
Geographical Area:
Virginia.

 

RUTH HEITIN (Advocate/Ed. Consultant)
Ruth C. Heitin, Ph.D. Educational Consulting Services
725 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.519.7181
Fax: 703.519.4737
Email:info@educationalconsultingva.com
Website:
www.educationalconsultingva.com

Areas of Practice: Expert in special education in private practice for 20 years; psychoeducational evaluation, support in all aspects of special education
Geographical Area: Northern Virginia



NANCY HEMENWAY (Advocate)
PO Box 6836
Arlington, VA 22206

Phone: 703.379.9178
Fax: 703.379.1593
Email: nph@inciid.org

Areas of Practice: I am a former special education teacher who has spent the last 5 years advocating for parents of students with special needs. My particular area of expertise and experience is with children who were adopted and/or who have developmental trauma, preverbal trauma and reactive attachment disorder, multiple placements (foster care) etc. I am most familiar with the school systems in Northern Virginia.
Geographical Area: Washington DC Metro Area (VA/DC/MD)

 

ALYSSIA JAMES (Advocate)
Just Kids Education Services,LLC
Maryland

Phone: 301.552.9229
Cell: 301.920.6034
Email:alyssia@justkidseducationservices.com
Website:
www.justkidseducationservices.com

Areas of Practice: We represent children from birth-21 years olds with a variety of special needs.
Geographical Area: We serve children and families within the DC/MD/VA area.

We offer a varieties of other services with the realm of education.

 

DR. JOANNE LEHMAN (Advocate)
Learning Developement Systems, Inc.
Wyndhurst Counseling Center

105 Hexham Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone: 434-237-2655
Fax: 434-237-4422
Email:info@ldsedconsulting.com
Website:
www.wyndhurstcounselingcenter.com

Areas of Practice: Assistance with Special Education and Section 504 eligibility from initial referral through and including the development and implementation of an IEP and/or 504 Plan; Services are also offered for Educational Planning and School Placement.
Geographical Area: Lynchburg and surrounding districts for an 80 mile radius from Charlottesville through and including the Roanoke Valley


HONEY LOW (Advocate)
2816 Charlemagne Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: 757-435-0156
Cell: 757-481-9122
Email:bubbe9@aol.com
Website:
www.justkidseducationservices.com
Areas of Practice: Military dependents with Special Needs, Students with Special Needs-primarily ASD and ED
Geographical Area:VA

I am the Portsmouth Naval Hospital with the Neurodevelopmental Department Consultant and do assist non-military students thru the Jewish Family Services of Hampton Roads Virginia

 

JANET MACIAS (Advocate)
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.

 

DAVID MADDOX (Advocate)
ABC Behavior

7844 Cedar Branch Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

Cell: 703-864-1300
Email: dmaddox.abcbehavior.1@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:Special Education Advocacy, with emphasis on building good relationships with the public schools. I will help you prepare well for IEP and related meetings, including the development of a proper case file so that any future attorney will have what he/she needs. I have a strong legal background and expect to complete my law degree 12/2015. I work for a non-profit--ABC Behavior--which also provides ABA services for children with autism. My rate is $90/hour (including travel time).
Geographical Area:Primarily Prince William and Fauquier Counties, Virginia, though I will travel as needed.

 

LOIS MANES (Advocate)
Law Office of Lois N. Manes
P.O. Box 1675
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1675

Fax: 757-220-8515
Email: Lois@LoisManesLaw.com
Website: www.LoisManesLaw.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education and educational discipline matters, social security disability,and juvenile criminal cases. I am an attorney licensed in Virginia and New York as well as a former educator familiar with educational as well as legal matters regarding students.
Geographical Area: Hampton Roads, Virgina



CHERYL POE (Advocate)
Advocating 4 Kids LLC

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Phone: 757.306.1942
Email: adv4kids@gmail.com
Website: www.advocate4kids.org
Areas of Practice: We provide special education advocacy services for children with all disabilities and medical conditions.
Geographical Area: Virginia

 

JOAN HEISHMAN PROPER (Attorney)
The Law Office of Joan H. Proper, PC

9300 W. Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, Virginia 20110

Phone: 703-291-6660
Email:jhp@jproperlaw.com
Website: www.jproperlaw.com
Areas of Practice: IEP and 504 eligibility, development and implementation issues; school discipline and juvenile criminal defense; family law/domestic relations; and petitions for guardianship and conservatorship.
Geographical Area: Throughout Virginia

 

WILLIAM REICHHARDT, ESQ. (Attorney)
William B. Reichhardt & Associates

4020 University Dr.
Suite 222
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-359-6060
Fax:703-359-6065
Email: wbr@wbrlaw.com
Website: www.wbrlaw.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education and School Law advocacy; Juvenile and Adult criminal defense; Mental Health Law and Advocacy. College/University Student discipline defense; Teacher rights; Legal guidance for mental health professionals and private schools.
Geographical Area: Throughout Sate of Virginia and Counties in Southern Maryland

 

KATHLEEN ROSS-KIDDER, Ph.D. (Advocate)
Educational and Psychological Consulting Services

763 Madison Rd., Suite 206
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: 540.727.1144
Email: advocate4ed@copper.net
Website: www.advocate4ed.com
Areas of Practice: Special education consultation. Assessment. LD,ADHD, autism, emotional disturbance. IDEA, 504. IEP Planning. MDR hearings
Geographical Area: Central Piedmont and Northern Virginia.

 

CHRISTIA SCHOCK (Advocate)
Exceptional DC

1816 Peabody Drive
Falls Church, VA 22043

Phone: 520.837.9271
Email: cmschock@exceptionaldc.com
Website: http://exceptionaldc.com/
Areas of Practice:I am here to assist families with navigating through, obtaining, and improving excpetional education services including but not limited to 504s, IEPs and transition plans. I am an experienced double master degree special education teacher who is here to offer support, act as a liasion between parents and schools and promote family advocacy. Additionally I am here to assist students with study skills and finding learning techniques that work best for them.
Geographical Area: Metro Washington DC/ Northern VA and MD

 

SHARON TROPF (Advocate)
Advocating 4 Education

Ashburn, VA 20147

Phone: 703.309.4805
Fax: 866.682.7996
Email: stropf@verizon.net
Areas of Practice: Specialize in assisting parents through the entire special education process from eligibility to developing IEPs or Section 504 plans.
Geographical Area: Northern Virginia

 

MELISSA K. WAUGH (Attorney)
Law Office of Melissa K Waugh, PC
1900 Memorial Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone: 434.200.8287
Fax: 866.511.5755
Email: mwaugh@waughlaw.net
Website:
www.womenandchildrenlaw.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education Law, Adoption Law, Family Law.
Geographical Area: Central and Southwest Virginia, cities of Lynchburg,VA and Roanoke, VA and the surrounding counties.

I am admitted to practice in both Federal and State court.

 

RICH WEINFELD (Advocate)
Weinfeld Education Group, LLC
104 Northwood Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.681.6233
Phone: 301.593.3333
Email: parentsupport@weinfeldeducationgroup.com
Website:www.weinfeldeducationgroup.com

Areas of Practice: Advocacy for all disabilities and students who are both gifted and have a disability. Psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment, as well as speech and language assessment, assistive technology, behavioral, and occupational therapy assessment. Training for schools and parents. Consultation to schools.
Geographical Area: Washington D.C., Suburban Maryland, Baltimore, Northern Virginia

 

 

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