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Arizona


State Resources
State Special Education Website
http://www.ade.state.az.us/ess/

Regulations
http://www.ade.state.az.us/ess/resources/lawsRegs/06-6656IDEA04Regulations.pdf


Due Process Hearing Decisions
http://www.ade.state.az.us/ess/dispute/dueprocess/

 




 

 

Advocates & Attorneys

 

Ballou Education

TAMARA BALLOU (Advocate)
Ballou Education
Arizona

Phone: 602.614.9002
Email: Tamara@balloueducation.com
Website: http://www.Balloueducation.com

Areas of Practice:
Ballou Education provides advocate and consulting services, parent coaching and training for children with physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disabilities. We also provide educational consulting and advocate services for children who are twice exceptional and/or gifted.

Ballou Education can be retained to advocate and assist in the following areas:

504 Meetings,IEP Meetings,FBA/BIP Meetings, Manifestation meetings, Phone Consultations, Review of Records, Recommendations, Observations, Transition meetings, Disciplinary due, process hearings, Bullying concerns

 

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CATHERINE DECARLO (Advocate)
Transitional Independent Living Program and Approved School
1701 North Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 203 397 1714
Fax: 203 937 2466
Email:
cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org
Website: http://ww.chapelhaven.org
Areas of Practice: Chapel Haven, a lifelong residential transitional independent living program and approved school, teaches people 18 years and older with developmental disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome and those on the autism spectrum how to live independent and productive lives.
Geographical Area: New Haven, CT and Tucson, AZ

 

VICTORIA IKERD-SCHREITER (Attorney)
Law Offices of Victoria Vasquez Ikerd-Schreiter

9606 Tierra Grande, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone: 858.863.5932
Fax: 858.863.5346
Email:
victoria@ikerdschreiter.com
Website:
www.ikerdschreiter.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education (IDEA/504), Title XI, Educationa claims, Guardianship, Public Benefits (IHSS, Regional Center, Medi-Cal-CA; DDD, ACCCHS--AZ)
Geographical Areas: California, Arizona (Licensed as an attorney in both states)

 

DAVID JEFFERSON (Advocate)
Parent Support Arizona

625 W. Southern Ave, Suite E-173
Mesa, AZ 85210

Phone: 480.382.4020
Fax: 480.304.3226
Email:
david@parentsupportarizona.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocacy, Help Identifying Local Resources, Providing Support to Families with Special Needs Children
Geographical Areas: Arizona, Phoenix Metro Area

 

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HOPE KIRSCH (Attorney)
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC

8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone:480.585.0600
Fax:480.585.0622
Email:
info@kgklaw.com
Website:
www.azspecialeducationlawyers.com

Areas of Practice: IEPs, special education legal advocacy, Due Process, restraint & seclusion, bullying
Geographical Areas: Arizona, all counties

Former special education teacher and school administrator (18 years), Arizona Certified Special Eduation teacher (Emotional Disabilities, grades K-12), Masters Degree in Special Education, licensed attorney in NY, NJ and AZ

 

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LORI KIRSCH (Attorney)
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC

8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone:480.585.0600
Fax:480.585.0622
Email:
info@kgklaw.com
Website:
www.azspecialeducationlawyers.com

Areas of Practice: Special education law and legal advocacy (all aspects including IEPs, due process complaints and hearings, resolutions, discipline matters involving suspensions and expulsions).
Geographical Areas: Arizona

As the mother of a teenager who is on the spectrum and has cerebral palsy, I have been advocating for my son and can help you advocate for your child. I have been an attorney since 1987 and am licenses in NY, NJ and Arizona.

 

AMY LANGERMAN (Attorney)
Amy Langerman P.C.

Email:
alangermanlaw@aol.com
Website: www.amylangerman.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Law - representation in Due Process Litigation 1997-present(Arizona) Special Education Consultation - 2002-present(California)
Geographical Areas: Arizona - Due Process Litigation; San Diego, California- Special Education Consultation

Website will be live in about a week from 2/27/2012.

 

KELLY McGUIRE (Advocate)
AZ Transitions

Chandler, AZ 85226

Phone: 480.274.4541
Fax: 480.275.8265
Email: info@kellymcguireadvocate.com
Website: www.kellymcguireadvocate.com
Areas of Practice: Pre K - 12th grade advocacy, Transition planning, college and employment search and preparations
Geographical Areas: Arizona

 

SHAUNAI MILLER (Advocate)
Parents Together Network Association

P.O. Box 19227
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

Email: smiller812@parentstogethernetwork.org
Website: www.parentstogethernetwork.org

 

 

Piller Child Development

AIMEE PILLER (Pediatric Occupational Therpy)
Piller Child Development
10631 S. 51st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85044


Phone: 480.398.4280
Fax: 480.398.4281
Email: office.staff@pillerchilddevelopment.com
Website: http://www.pillerchilddevelopment.com

Areas of Practice:
Sensory Integration Therapy
Occupational Therapy Evaluations
SIPT evaluations
Feeding Therapy
Fine Motor Skill Development
Gross Motor Coordination Development
NeuroDevelopment Therapy
Eye/ Hand Coordination Skill Building
Therapeutic Listening Program
Handwriting
Geographical Area:Phoenix, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Mesa

We are the only true sensory integration clinic in Phoenix.

 

 

KIMBERLY STERNE (Advocate)
Your Education Advocate
4239 W Electra Ln.
Glendale, AZ 85310

Phone: 602.791.7109
Fax: 602.589.0516
Email: ks@youreducationadvocate.com
Website: http://www.youreducationadvocate.com


Areas of Practice: Kimberly Sterne, founder of Your Education Advocate, has served children with special needs for over 15 years. She is a professional in the field of special education and advocacy, committed to helping families of children with disabilities. Kimberly attends IEP and 504 meetings with families to get appropriate services for children with special needs.
Please call 602-791-7109 for your free consultation and ask to speak with Kimberly Sterne.
Geographical Area: Serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area

 

LAURI TESCHNER (Advocate)
East Valley Education Advocates

Chandler, AZ 85226

Phone: 480.296.9585
Email: lauri@evadvocates.com
Website:
http://www.evadvocates.com
Areas of Practice:
Phone Consultations
IEP/504 Consultation
IEP Strategy & Meeting Preparation
Review of Records
Assistance with Letter Writing
Records Organization
Parent Coaching
High School Transition Planning
Advocacy & Training Workshops
Geographical Areas:
East Valley- Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek & Maricopa.

 

TERESA WELSH (Advocate)
East Valley Education Advocates
1333 E. Mead Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85249

Phone: 602.531.0230
Email: Teresa@evadvocates.com
Website:
http://www.evadvocates.com
Areas of Practice:
Advocate Coach, Consultant, Training, Workshops and Webinars.
Geographical Areas:
Arizona

 

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