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State Resources
State Special Education Website
http://www.msde.state.md.us/SpecialEducation/

Due Process Hearing Decisions
http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/earlyinterv/complaint_investigation/CIDP_Branch



 

 

Advocates & Attorneys

 

SELENE ALMAZAN (Attorney)
Mary Coalition for Inclusive Education, Inc.
7484 Candlewood Road, Suite R
Hanover, MD 21076

Phone: 410.859.5400
Fax: 410.859.5400
Email: mcie@mcie.org
Website: http://www.mcie.org
Areas of Practice:Special education law, specifically least restrictive environment (inclusive education)
Geographical Area: State of Maryland
Intake line 5 days a week for new clients. Attorney and Advocate services.

 

KELLY BARTON, Ed.D. (Educational Consultant/Advocate)
Barton Educational Consulting
220 West Gay Street, Floor 2
West Chester, PA 19380-2917

Phone: 610.696.6018
Email: bartonedconsulting@gmail.com
Website: www.bartonedconsulting.com
Areas of Practice: Evaluation, IEPs, 504 Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans, Communication Plans, Assistive Technology, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, School Discipline, Tutoring
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland



KATY BOSSERMAN (Advocate)
Creative Learning Experiences
15 Churchville Rd.
P.O. Box 141
Bel Air, MD 21014

Cell: 410.459.3774
Email: sunshine.kboss@gmail.com
Website: www.Creativelearningexperiences.com
Areas of Practice:
Special Education I.E.P. Process in its entirety.
Geographical Area:
Serving most of Maryland Public and Private Schools.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions regarding the contents of my web site. I look forward to being of service to you and your family.
Thank you.
Katy Bosserman, M.Ed.

 

JANET BURT (Attorney)
Creative Learning Experiences
201 International Circle
Suite 230
Hunt Valley, MD 21093

Phone: 410-929-5775
Fax: 410-891-5601
Email: JanetHBurt@msn.com
Website: janetburtlaw.com
Areas of Practice:
Special Education including IEP meetings, Mediations, Due Process Hearings and Trials.
Geographical Area:
Baltimore metropolitan area.

 

KATHRYN CHIB (Advocate)
Beacon Education Solutions
1938 Altavue Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 213.369.3277
Email: kchib@beaconeducationsolutions.com
Website:
www.beaconeducationsolutions.com
Areas of Practice: Beacon is a team of education consultants who work with both parents and the school to find long-term, sustainable solutions for individual student's academic, social, and behavioral needs. Our services include advocacy for 504 & IEP processes, progress-monitoring, dispute resolution, behavior support, service coordination, parent training and
workshops, school staff training and programming consultation.
Geographical Area: Baltimore, Baltimore County and surrounding counties

 

PAUL CLIFFORD (Advocate)
Expanded Horizons
14 Wild Hog Lane
McClure, PA 17841

Phone/Cell: 717-304-0569
Fax: 717-222-5106
Email: pcbigreddog@msn.com
Areas of Practice: All areas of Special Education from ages 0-21. Former Principal with extensive practice with IDEA. Advocate for the last 4 years.
Geographical Area: All areas of PA, NJ and MD.

 

DEBORAH & JANICE COHEN (Advocate)
JDAdvocacy
8 Wilhelmina Ave
Burlington, MD 01803

Phone: 339-223-6025
Email: educationaladvocates16@gmail.com
Geographical Area: MD.

 

LINDA COX (Attorney)
Cox Law Group
127 Lubrano Drive
Suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-988-3973
Fax: 888-633-2771
Email: LindaCox@TheCoxLawGroup.com
Website:
www.TheCoxLawGroup.com
Areas of Practice: Special Needs Trusts, guardianship, Special Education Advocacy including IEP Representation, litigation for discriminatory practices
Geographical Area: Maryland metropolitan area including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Calvert County, Howard County and Montgomery County

 

CAROL CUSTER (Advocate)
Creative Learning Experiences
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 301.788.6198
Email: carol@teachablemomentsonline.com
Website: www.teachablemomentsonline.com
Areas of Practice:
IEP/504 advocate for children with all disabilities -- will review current IEPs/504s, observe child, attend meetings
Geographical Area:
Frederick County, Maryland
Washington County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland

 


JANELLE DUTTENHOFFER
(Advocate)
Sources of Support
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Phone: 443.857.8338
Email: Janelle@sourcesofsupport.com
Website: www.sourcesofsupport.com

Areas of Practice: Parent information and training - special education process (IEP development, evaluation report review, placement, accommodations), effective communication, special education laws and regulations; presentations (special education process, laws, and effective advocacy techniques)
Geographical Area: Maryland and Pennsylvania

 

KATHERINE DUYER (Attorney)
Law Offices of Katherine S. Duyer
20538 Afternoon Lane
Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: 240.308.0563
Email: kduyer@comcast.net
Website: www.sourcesofsupport.com

Areas of Practice: IEPs, Mediations
Geographical Area: Maryland

 

STACEY DWORIN (Advocate)
HLD Advocates
Glenwood, MD

Phone: 301.467.8259
Email: sdworin3@gmail.com
Website:
www.hldspecialeducationadvocates.com

Areas of Practice: HLD Advocates is a small independent consulting group serving families in Maryland with children that have educational needs related to the special education process. With over 10 years of experience we have direct knowledge of how the public school programs work and how they should work for you including a review of records or private/school evaluations, and the development of a 504 Plan or an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

As education consultants, we offer a customized approach to learning; assisting clients in all facets of the education process. Our focus is to educate and guide families through a process where the school and family work together as a team for the best interest of the student.
Geographical Area: Maryland, Howard County, AA County, MoCo


MICHAEL EIG (Attorney)
Michael J. Eig and Associates, P.C.
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 760
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Phone: 240.308.0563
Email: info@lawforchildren.com
Website: www.lawforchildren.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education, Special Needs Trusts, Estate Planning, Guardianship
Geographical Area: Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia

 

ELAINE FORS-MACKELLAR
Elaine Fors-MacKellar Attorney at Law
P. O. Box 262
Boyds, MD 20841

Phone: 301-461-4646
Email: forslaw@yahoo.com
Website: www.forslawfirm.com

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning
Probate
Special Needs Planning
Education Law

Geographical Area: Anne Arundel County, Howard County, PG County, Calvert County, Montgomery County

 

MICHAEL GADBOIS (Advocate)
Speak 4 kids LLC
PO Box 6733
101 W Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21285

Phone: 443.867.7641
Cell:
443.867.7641
Email: mike@speak4kidsllc.com
Website: www.speak4kidsllc.com
Areas of Practice: Special Ed Advocacy
Geographical Area: Located in Baltimore County. Will travel throughout Md.



KIMBERLY GLASSMAN
Kimberly Glassman, Esq.
PO Box 2958
Montgomery Village, MD 20886

Phone: 301.651.2578
Phone: 202.747.5826
Email: ksglassman@gmail.com
Website: www.kglassmanlaw.com

Areas of Practice: General and Special Education, Juvenile and Family Law
Geographical Area: Maryland and Washington, DC

 

 

SARAH GOURLEY (Advocate)
Beacon Education Solutions
1938 Altavue Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 213.369.3277
Email: sgourley@beaconeducationsolutions.com
Website:
www.beaconeducationsolutions.com
Areas of Practice: Beacon is a team of education consultants who work with both parents and the school to find long-term, sustainable solutions for individual student's academic, social, and behavioral needs. Our services include advocacy for 504 & IEP processes, progress-monitoring, dispute resolution, behavior support, service coordination, parent training and
workshops, school staff training and programming consultation.
Geographical Area: Baltimore, Baltimore County and surrounding counties

 

BRIAN GRUBER
Law Office of Brian P. Gruber, P.C.
6110 Executive Blvd.
Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301.657.3777
Email: brian.gruber@bkgpc.com
Website: www.bkgpc.com
Areas of Practice: Brian Gruber has been representing children with special needs and their parents since 1997. He is well known in special education circles as a collaborative advocate who has participated in over 1200 IEP meetings and has been lead counsel in more than 300 special education mediations and due process hearings. In 2003, Mr. Gruber was admitted to the bar of the United
States Supreme Court. Mr. Gruber is a member of the American Bar Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Learning Disabilities Association of America, and COPAA.
Geographical Area: Offices in Rockville. Serving Maryland and District of Columbia.

 

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.

 

DARA LINDSAY (Advocate)
Grasping Goals
Brandywine, Maryland 20613

Phone: 240.354.7197
Email: graspinggoals@gmail.com
Website: www.graspinggoals.com

Areas of Practice: Records Review (504 Plan & I.E.P.s), Goal and I.E.P. Development, Educational Meeting Support, Educational Observations, Educational Testing, and Tutoring (Grades:Kindergarten-Sixth)in Reading, Mathematics and Writing
Geographical Area: Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia

 

ANNA LYUBOVITSKY (Advocate)
Special Education Teacher
272 New Mark Esplanade
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: 240-472-6068
Email: anya7626@gmail.com
Areas of Practice:I am a special education teacher with 15 years of experience of working with students with special needs. I am bilingual in Russian and English. My particular area of expertise and experience is with children 3-6 years old. Special Education I.E.P. Process in its entirety. Records Review (504 Plan & I.E.P.s), Evaluation, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support Plans, Assistive Technology, Research Based Practices, Progress Monitoring, Mediation, Resolution, School Discipline, Tutoring.
Geographical Area: Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George's counties


MARK B. MARTIN (Attorney)
Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, P.A.
One North Charles Street
Suite 1215
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone/Cell: 410.779.7770
Fax: 410.576.9391
Email: mmartin@markmartinlaw.com
Website: www.markmartinlaw.com

Areas of Practice: Legal services and advice in the areas of special education law, suspension and expulsion hearings, juvenile justice, criminal defense, guardianship, special needs trusts and civil and disability rights. Our education law practice includes special education (IDEA), section 504 plans, suspension and expulsion issues, and post secondary education issues such as obtaining needed accommodations.
Geographical Area: Baltimore, Silver Spring, Rockville, Howard County, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County and City, Charles County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Harford County, Frederick County, St. Mary's County, Eastern Shore, all Maryland Counties

 

CAITLIN McANDREWS, Esq.
McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
1350 Connecticut Ave, NW. Ste. 850
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

Phone: 202-735-2300
Email: cmcandrews@mcandrewslaw.com
Website: www.mcandrewslaw.com

Areas of Practice:
Special Education Law
Estate Planning
Special Needs Trusts

Geographical Area:
Washington, D.C. Area
State of Delaware
State of Pennsylvania (offices include Berwyn, Philadelphia, Wyomissing, Scranton, and Harrisuburg)

 

DR. PAULA McCORMICK (Advocate)
Special Education Advocacy Services
P.O. Box 1330
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Phone: 410.729.1003
Fax: 410.729.2191
Email: docpkm@aol.com
Website: www.docpkm.com

Areas of Practice: Preschool through grade 12
IEP and 504 meetings, school obervations, Manifestation determination meetings, Mediations, expert witness.

Geographical Area: Baltimore/ Washington/Southern MD, Eastern Shore

Former special Education Hearing Officer.

 

SARAH NOVAK NESBITT (Attorney)
Family Legal Advocacy Group, LLC
10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 650
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410-884-0400
Fax: 410-884-0401
Email: sarah@flagfamilylaw.com
Website: www.flagfamilylaw.com

Areas of Practice: I provide representation in Education, Family and Child Welfare Law cases. As a former teacher, I advocate for educational services for children and provide guidance and legal advocacy at IEP and 504 Plan Meetings, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, Appeals, School Discipline and other issues that impede a child's right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.
Geographical Area: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince George, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Carroll and Anne Arundel Counties

 

PATRICIA O'MALLEY, Ph.D. (Advocate, Educational Consultant)
Compass Educational Services, LLC
2324 West Joppa Road, Suite 650
Lutherville, MD 21091

Phone: 410-339-5308
Email: patricia.omalley@live.com
Website: compasseducationalservices.com
Practice Areas: Educational Evaluations, Consulting, Tutoring Referrals, Diagnostic Testing, Inclusive Practices, Progress Monitoring, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Record Review
Geographical Area: Maryland

 

ANJALI PRAKASH(Attorney)
Prakash Law LLC
P.O. Box 30185
Bethesda, MD 20824

Phone: 301.836.1456
Email: anjali@prakashlawllc.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Law, IDEA, Section 504 accomodations
IEP and 504 meetings, school obervations, Manifestation determination meetings, Mediations, expert witness.

Geographical Area: Metro DC area: Licensed to practice law in DC and Maryland.

 

 

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DR. ANGELEQUE REED (Advocate)
Strategies In Education
P.O Box 10306
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Phone: 240.669.6351
Cell: 240.274.1857
Email: areed@edustrategiesinc.com
Website: www.edustrategiesinc.com

Areas of Practice:Special Education Assessments and Evaluations,Individual Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans,Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments,Transitional Skills Assessments and Training,Assistive Technology, Progress Monitoring, Mediation and Due Process. Specializing in Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rhett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
Geographical Area: Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, New York and Connecticut.

 

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

 

DIANA SAVIT (Attorney)
Savit & Szymkowicz, LLP
4520 East-West Highway
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301.951.9191
Fax: 240.536.9156
Email: dms@savitlaw.com
Website: www.savitlaw.com

Areas of Practice: Education law, including special education, accommodations (includes standardized testing & post-high school issues), school discipline; employment; business disputes & contracts. Others in firm handle family law, estate planning & probate, securities disputes, guardianship & conservatorship
Geographical Area: Maryland & District of Columbia

 

ARTHERA SHELL (Advocate)
AMSECS, LLC.
8104 Red Farm Lane
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-367-1017
Cell Phone: 202-713-7476
Fax: 775-871-9743
Email: docshell@amsecs.org
Website: amsecs.org
Areas of Practice: Special Education Avocacy; Educational Consultation & Technical Support Services ; Teacher Training; Counseling for At-Risk Students.
Geographical Area: Metropolitan Washington DC Area
Free Consultation

 

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



WAYNE STEEDMAN
(Attorney)
Callegary & Steedman, P.A.

201 N. Charles Street
Suite 1402
Baltimore, VA 21201

Phone: 410.576.7606
Fax: 410.576.0454
Email:wayne@callegarysteedman.com
Website: callegarysteedman.com
Areas of Practice:
Special Education
Disability Discrimination
Guardianship
Special Needs Trusts
Family Law
Geographical Area: Maryland



KATHERINE THOMAS
(Attorney)
Family Legal Advocacy Group

7120 Minstrel Way
Suite 202
Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410.884.0400
Email:katherine@flagfamilylaw.com
Website: www.flagfamilylaw.com
Areas of Practice:
I provide representation in Education and Family Law cases. I advocate for educational services for children and provide guidance and legal advocacy at IEP and 504 Meetings, Mediation, Resolution, Due Process, and School Discipline Meetings, along with handling other issues that impede a child's right to a Free Appropriate Public Education.
Geographical Area: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince George's, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Carroll and Anne Arundel Counties



ASHLEY VANCLEEF, Esq.
(Attorney)
Law Office of Brian K. Gruber, P.C.

6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 220
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Phone: (301) 657-3777
Fax: (301) 825-8956
Email:ashley.vancleef@bkgpc.com
Website: www.bkgpc.com
Areas of Practice: Ashley VanCleef is an experienced attorney and a certified special educator. Prior to joining the practice, Ms. VanCleef led the Resolution and Compliance Unit, served as the 504 Coordinator, and was an attorney for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Her experiences range from the classroom to state departments. Ms. VanCleef is an adjunct professor at Morgan State University. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Frederick County Bar Association, and serves on the Mental Health Management Association Board of Directors for Frederick County.
Geographical Area: Maryland and Virginia
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CHARLENE WARD (Advocate)
13505 Montvale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 202210-6577

Email: wardspecialedconsulting@gmail.com
Areas of Practice: IEPs, IFSPs, 504 Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, school or classroom observations, Manifestation Determination meetings, support/training and preparation for meetings, meeting attendance, training and workshops.
Geographical Area: I happily serve children and families throughout the Maryland, Virginia, DC area, and consider travel beyond this on a case by case basis.

I bring 18 Years of experience in special education from pre-k through grade 12 as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, central office staff, emotional disabilities program supervisor, administrator and a parent of a child with special needs. I am also a fluent ASL user.

 

RICH WEINFELD (Advocate)
Weinfeld Education Group, LLC
4865 A Cordell Ave, Ste 240
Bethesda, MD 20814

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

Areas of Practice: Educational consulting and advocacy for students with disabilities, and students who are both gifted and have a disability (twice exceptional). Independent education evaluations for school functional behavioral assessments. Training for schools and parents. Consultation to schools. Expert witness.
Geographical Area: Washington D.C., Suburban Maryland, Baltimore, Eastern Shore, and Northern Virginia

 

DIANA WYLES (Attorney)
Law Office of Diana K. Wyles, LLC
6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 240.324.1204
Cell: 240.339.3359
Fax: 888.827.527
Email: attorney@wyleslaw.com
Website: www.wyleslaw.com

Areas of Practice:
Education - Discipline
Special Education
Family - custody, support
Entertainment
Social Security

Geographical Area: Washington Metropolitan Area

 

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