What People Are Saying

Nicole has an excellent understanding of the IEP process and its ups and downs. Let her experience and knowledge help you and your family help your child get a great start in life. I wish I had her experience from the beginning, but I am so glad to have it now. Getting an IEP setup is an emotional and stressful process. She will help you navigate through it and have a positive experience. After all us special needs parents go through, why not do what you can to reduce the stress of the IEP! 

Margaret L.

My child and I are so grateful to have Nicole part of our team. Without her I would be lost. One of the best decisions I could have made to protect and support my child was to partner with Nicole. Her services provide the support my child needs and I feel protected by her wisdom and efforts. I’m so grateful!

Rae L.

Nicole is very knowledgeable about the IEP process and the laws. She will review your paperwork, provide you resources, answer your questions (all 5 million of them!) and guide you on your child’s individual needs, issues with the school district and the entire IEP process. Most importantly, she is always available and will take the time to talk to you at any time to go over your concerns. She is genuine and compassionate. She wants to help you as a parent in finding your voice and arming yourself with knowledge so that you can be the best advocate for your child during the entire process. She is motivating and encouraging which is so important when you are going through such an emotional and overwhelming process. I would highly recommend Nicole and have already many times. She’s in this field for the right reasons. 

Danielle T.

“Thank you for your suggestions with M’s IEP. I used your suggested language and everyone looked at me a little crazy, but in a good way! I didn’t realize I had been using the wrong terminology all along. The meeting went much smoother and I was so much less stressed because of your help.”

Melissa B.

In my career I’ve worked with a lot of advocates. Working with Nicole was a really positive experience for everyone involved. She asked great questions and listened to what my team had to say without demanding a change. She was willing to be flexible with her requests and explained the process to the parent so well. In the end, the child had everything they needed to make progress. We all left the meeting feeling excited for what is to come. I look forward to many more meetings with Nicole in tow.

Alex T

School Administration

 “For 3 years my daughter worked on the same IEP goals and when I brought it up in meetings, they assured me she would catch up in reading. It took 2 meetings with Nicole for the school to change the curriculum and 3 weeks for my daughter to meet one of those goals she had been working on for 3 years. I wish I hadn’t waited so long.”

Stephanie R.

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What to do when the IEP isn’t being followed

What to do when the IEP isn’t being followed

IEP’s are legally binding documents. We meet as a team at least annually to discuss progress and areas for opportunity and we create a plan based on the data presented to the team. A lot of time and effort and even emotion goes into writing this plan so that the...

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Creating Parent Inclusive IEP Meetings.

Creating Parent Inclusive IEP Meetings.

We need you. You might not hear it enough but we need you. Parenting kids with a disability is lonely and we need to feel like someone is on our side. Sometimes it just takes 1 of you on the other side of the table to make a difference for us. So how can we create more parent inclusive IEP teams? Simple. Include them in the entire process. I’ll tell you how.

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Who sits at the IEP table? And what is your role?

Who sits at the IEP table? And what is your role?

The most common thing I hear from parents is "I don't know what to expect at my next IEP meeting." And you know what? I've felt like that too! Most parents are not living in the world of special education. They have outside jobs, therapy appointments, doctors...

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Nontraditional Calming Strategies for Kids Who Explode

Nontraditional Calming Strategies for Kids Who Explode

(If you'd rather watch the video, scroll to the bottom for the youtube link!) This morning was hard. I mean, I knew it was coming, Mondays are traditionally difficult, but it was still hard. Last night, he went to bed in a good mood. He’s the sweetest guy ever and he...

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Stay Calm IEP Phrases

Stay Calm IEP Phrases

I said the F word in an IEP meeting. Yep. I did it. Am I proud? no. Could I have handled things better? Yep. But I understand why it happened. And my potty mouth tendencies are only partially to blame. When we are sitting in meetings listening to all the things that...

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