Sometimes as parents we may disagree with our school's IEP evaluation for our child with unique needs. What can we do? Requesting an IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation) is an option. Join us with our guest, special education attorney Matthew Storey, Esq., as he helps to "unmask" IEEs for special needs families. Know your rights and help your child access the education they deserve!
Matthew Storey is a special education and civil rights attorney, and owner of the Law Office of Matthew Storey, APC (https://calsped.com/). His practice focuses on representing children with disabilities and their access to education. Matt has represented clients in administrative hearings, the United States District Court, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. After serving in the United States Air Force, he received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California at San Diego and his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal Sanford is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (https://www.sdautismhelp.com), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to work with Crystal? Here's how:
Monthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register by clicking HERE.
1-1 with Crystal: Schedule a strategic IEP Action Planning meeting with Crystal. Bring your top 1-2 IEP concerns and leave with a comprehensive plan for your success! Mention "TSF show" and receive the special guest rate of only $67: Click HERE.
IEP Advocacy: Crystal can serve as your personal powerhouse as an advocate in your IEP meetings. Learn more by clicking HERE.
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About the Thriving Special Families Podcast...
Thriving Special Families is the perfect podcast for special needs families...especially those impacted by Autism. Join us for insight, humor, and hope along your special needs journey. Our host, Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP, interviews experts, community members, caregivers, and other special needs allies. She also shares from her experiences as an Autism parent, speech pathologist, and educational advocate. This is our podcast special needs families...let's thrive!!