September means back-to-school. For parents of special needs children, September means back-to-the-maze of paperwork and meetings to develop the IEP (Individualized Educational Program) their child deserves. Parents, teachers, counselors, therapists, and administrators come to the table to hammer out a scholastic road map for the year. Sometimes this process is confrontational and reaches a stalemate.
Enter Mark Woodsmall, Esq.
He’s an articulate attorney in the area of special education who assists parents in making the IEP process less contentious and more comprehensible. He’s a parent of a student with autism, as well as a tireless volunteer, lecturer, advisor, and board member. No wonder he was the recipient of the 2012 National Ambassador for the Children Award from Casa Colina Hospital and in 2013, the prestigious Stanley I. Greenspan Humanitarian Award.
Mr. Woodsmall is able to bridge the communication gap among all parties with understanding and respect. Listen to our interview here.
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