Advocacy Support to Empower Parents is an advocacy support business I founded in Andover, Massachusetts to help parents whose children have special needs. I am a mother of twins as well as a former special education teacher in Illinois, Texas and Massachusetts. My experiences with teaching and advocating for my own special needs child led me to help others as an educational consultant.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Subsequently, I entered a Master's Program at Boston University and earned a Master of Education degree in Special Education. I also studied Spanish at the Estudio Internacional Sampere in Salamanca, Spain.
I have completed advocacy training at the Federation for Children with Special Needs. I also continue to participate in workshops and stay abreast of current law and best practices in the field of special education.
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Navigating the twists and turns of special education can be a daunting and scary process for parents. I will help make the path smoother one step at a time for your family, whether you need to know more about your rights or you need support for your child’s learning plan.
Services include: Informing parents of their rights, providing a thorough records review (IEP, 504, evaluations), TEAM meeting preparation and representation, and document organization. ASTEP will empower and guide you and your student through the process.