Cheryl Follett is a widely experienced, highly regarded, and sought after special education advocate/consultant in the New England area. The mother of two special needs children, Cheryl trained with the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Boston, MA in the 1980's in order to be able to obtain an appropriate and adequate public education for her children. She realized early in her experience as an advocate that other parents needed her assistance. Cheryl has an extensive knowledge of special education laws governing public school and the multitude of systems effecting children with special needs and their families. Cheryl's experience in advocating for children has taken her to 12 states: ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, OH, and KY.
Educational advocate/consultant (1982 - present)
Eastern Nazarene College, Wollaston, MA
Federation for Children with Special Needs - Advocacy Training, Boston, MA
William and Mary College Law School - Insitute of Special Education Advocacy, July 2012, Williamsburg, VA
Suffolk University Law School - Fundamentals of Special Education certificate - 2014, Boston, MA
Council of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA) since 2000
Special Education Advocacy Network (SPAN) since 1998
Warna Reynders is the transition consultant at Southeast Advocate Associates. Warna brings to the team more than 30 years of pastoral care, counseling, Since 2006 Warna has assisted individuals and famlies with the management of the business of one's life through her own business, Reynders Support Services. This business gives her a comprehensive understanding of the issues that need addressed when transitioning a child into the adult services.
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
The Salvation Army School for Officer Training - Suffern, NY
Council of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys - since 2004
American Association of Christian Counselors - since 2002
Special Education Advocacy Network (SPAN) - since 2009
Mary Elisabeth Hannah, Advocate with SEA, is a MA Licensed Special Education Teacher, MA Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, who specializes in children on the Autism Spectrum. Mary Elisabeth has worked in the field of Special Education for the last 15 years in both private nonprofit and public schools in the capacity of SPED Teacher, Curriculum Specialist, SPED Administrator and Behavior Analyst.
As an Advocate, Mary Elisabeth:
As a Behavior Analyst, Mary Elisabeth:
Special Education Advocacy
Special Education Advocate Coaching
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