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Georgia


State Resources
State Special Education Website
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_exceptional.aspx

Regulations (2007)
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_exceptional.aspx?
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Advocates & Attorneys

CHRISTY CALBOS (Attorney)
The Calbos Law Firm, LLC.
1323 Westchester Ridge
Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone:404.667.3794
Email: christy@calboslaw.com
Website: http://www.calboslaw.com
Areas of Practice: Former school district attorney with 10 years of experience in IDEA compliance, now using 'behind the scenes' knowledge and experience to benefit families and children in special education disputes with public school districts.

Geographical Area: Statewide - Georgia
Statewide - California
After March 2013 - statewide Colorado

 

LAURENE CUVILLER, J.D. (Attorney)
Goldberg & Cuvillier, P. C.
755 Commerce Drive, Suite 600
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 404.378.7700
Fax: 404.378.7708
Email: cuvillier@bellsouth.net
Website:
http://www.goldcuvlaw.com

Areas of Practice: Student civil rights. Representation of students with disabilities from age 3 through college, graduate, and professional schools to obtain needed accommodations through IDEA (and IEP's), Section 504, the ADA, standardized testing accommodations, due process hearings, appeals, and court cases. Representation of students who are charged with disciplinary infractions in school and university hearings and appeals. Our firm has represented students with all types of disabilities. Some of these have included ADHD and learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, visual, speech, and hearing disabilities; multiple sclerosis, other physical disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities.

Geographical Area: Our office is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area. Our firm has represented students throughout the state of Georgia and in other states.

There is no charge for initial inquiries by e-mail or telephone.

 

JEAN M. ESTES, ESQ. (Attorney)
105 Eric Run Court.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Phone: 770.339.9854
Cell Phone: 770.339.9854
Email: jeanestes@bellsouth.net
Areas of Practice: Education law including all facets of special education, obtaining accurate evaluations, development of appropriate IEPs, Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans, represention of students in Manifestation Determination Reviews, School District hearings and tribunals, and in Juvenile Court after referrals by school districts. I am experienced in assisting in the development of appropriate Section 504 plans, Student Support Team plans and Response to Intervention Plans. I can also represent the student's interests in a variety of types of dispute resolution including Complaint Resolution, Mediation, due Process hearings, Formal Department of Education complaints and Section 504 complaints.

Geographical Area: State of Georgia

 

KATHY EVERETT (Advocate / Special Education Teacher)
Kathy Everett Consulting
4065 Pineset Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Phone: 678.230.6985
Cell Phone: 678.395.5536
Email: KathyEverett27@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.KathyEverett.com
Areas of Practice: All areas of special education-consulting, IEP writing and attendance, letter writing, resolution, mediation, due process hearings, expert witness for inclusive placements and special education, present seminars on curriculum modifications, effective communication for parents, teachers, and administrators.

Geographical Area: Anywhere with travel expenses.

Having daughters with disabilities and being a teacher, I know how to phrase things to get the appropriate education for your child. Navigating the special education maze can be emotionally draining and requires a vast knowledge of rules and regulations. I like to help parents, teachers, and administrators feel comfortable with each other and do what is in the best interest of the student.

 

KATHLEEN FLYNN (Attorney)
315 W Ponce De Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Email: flynn_kathleen@msn.com
Website: http://www.kathleenflynnlaw.com
Areas of Practice:
Social Security and Disability

 

JEFFREY HOLLOWAY (Placement Consultant)
116 High Creek Dr.
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Cell Phone: 770.286.3105
Email: gooddad@hotmail.com
Areas of Practice: With over 20 years of experience I focus on helping families find the best therapeutic school match for families seeking help outside the public school system. I provide the initial placement service as well as on-going consultation and continuous oversight of the placement.

Geographical Area: While based in Georgia, the families I help and the schools I place at stretch across the entire United States.

 

ED 101

THEODORE MAURO (Advocate)
ED 101/Vision for Education
P.O. Box 2718
West Columbia, SC 29171-2718

Phone: 864.982.2381
Email: ted@ed101.org
Website: www.ed101.org

Areas of Practice: We provide services for all areas of disability including training for schools, non-profits, government agencies and community groups. We provide expert witnessing, IEP meeting attendance, due process, media support and mediation. Sliding scale and limited pro-bono work.

Geographical Area: South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia.
Please visit our website www.ed101.org contact us at info@ed101.org or call us at 864-982-2381

 

RACHEL PLATT (Attorney)
The Platt Law Firm
1418 Dresden Drive, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30319

Phone: 404.255.3434
Email: Rplatt@plattfamilylaw.com
Website: www.plattfamilylaw.com
Geographical Area: Atlanta

 

DONNA REYNOLDS (Advocate)
SouthSide Education Advocates
770 Manley Road
Griffin, GA 30223

Phone: 678.858.5098
Email: dandbreynolds@gmail.com
Website: SouthSideedcuationadvocates.com

Areas of Practice: All areas of Special Education. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education. I worked as a Special Education teacher, and then Special Education administrator for 15 years. I started my own advocacy business 5 years ago after consulting with one of the local attorney's on a case he was handling. My passion is making sure that parents understand the process, understand their rights and get their voices heard in what is the best interest for their child.

Geographical Area: I am located in Griffin, GA. I have and am willing to travel all over Georgia.
Please visit our website www.ed101.org contact us at info@ed101.org or call us at 864-982-2381

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DR. BRANDI TANNER (Advocate)
Positive Education Solutions
P.O. Box 7504
Atlanta, GA 30357

Phone: 404.376.6387
Email: brandi@positive-ed.com
Website:
http://www.positive-ed.com

Areas of Practice: Dr. Brandi Tanner is a previous special education teacher and school psychologist. She has extensive expertise and experience in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Student Support Teams (SST), special education eligibility, treatment integrity of interventions, Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), manifestation determinations, and 504 Accommodation Plans.

Geographical Area: Metro-Atlanta Area
Positive Education Solutions
Making Things Right with Your Child’s Education

 

CHRIS E. VANCE (Attorney)
Chris E. Vance, P.C.
2415 Oak Grove Valley Road NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345

Phone: 404.320.6672
Cell: 404.313.3800
Fax: 404.320.3412
Email: cevance@bellsouth.net

Areas of Practice: Special Education, Disability Law, Juvenile Law

Geographical Area: Georgia

Mrs. Vance graduated from Emory Law School and has been practicing law almost 25 years, 15 of which have been in the areas of disability and special education law. Mrs. Vance is also the parent of a child with disabilities and provides parents a discounted fee arrangement. Mrs. Vance has won numerous significant decisions in the area of special education and is able to effect positive settlements for her clients.

 

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