We can push through the barriers together

Many things in life shouldn’t be done alone and getting through the special education waters is one of them.  It can be confusing, emotional and exhausting yet can be extremely rewarding.  Let us help your child get the resources to be successful.

Services

All of our services are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of our clients.  We understand some families simply want a little guidance and support while getting to understand special education laws. Alternatively, other families are looking for more in-depth support through research, coaching and direct representation.  Whatever your needs are, we can provide you with the level of support you are looking for. 

Hello! I'm Lauren

Collaboration.  That is how I believe progress happens. I started Brylan Advocates because I saw a need for more collaboration and less heated debates around the IEP table and a child’s education.  After years of working in the private practice of law, I decided I wanted to be involved in a roundtable discussion rather than a courtroom. I believe this is more efficient and cost effective than litigation.  With knowledge, preparation and collaboration, we can help all children make progress and prepare them for a great future. 

Living with ADHD is a real freaking challenge. It is a disability and I am so tired of hearing from people that it isn’t. Or those that make light of it. At any age, it brings so many challenges. WE are misunderstood. Scolded. Thought of as not intelligent… rule breakers…. Space cadets. Well I proudly stand by all my ADHD friends this month and every month and here to help the young ones any way I can. I get it. I understand it and I feel your challenges. I resonate with you and your battles. I am here to advocate for you any day. I got you.

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ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. ABA is a set of principles that focus on how behaviors change, how behaviors are affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. Behavior includes skills and actions needed to talk, play and live.

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Asking for help is strength… not a weakness. We are here to answer any of your special education questions and guidance for IEP work. We coach families through the process and work with you collaboratively.

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In “Findings” of IDEA 2004 (Section 1400(c)), Congress found that “30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by having high expectations for such children,” educating them in the regular classroom so they can “meet developmental goals and, to the maximum extent possible, the challenging expectations that have been established for all children and be prepared to lead productive and independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible.” (Section 1400(c)(5)(A))

#specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducationclassroom #iep #specialneeds #learningdisability #adhd #anxiety #autism #asd #apd #auditoryprocessingdisorder #dyslexia #dyscalculia #dyspraxia #apraxia #readingdisability #parenting #education #SDI #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #motherhood #aspergers #life #parenting
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Level yourself up. Change the narrative. Let go of anything holding you back. This is your life so take the wheel and do what is needed to support you and your dreams.

#specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducationclassroom #iep #specialneeds #learningdisability #adhd #anxiety #autism #asd #apd #auditoryprocessingdisorder #dyslexia #dyscalculia #dyspraxia #apraxia #readingdisability #parenting #education #SDI #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #motherhood #life #motivation #parenting #motherhood #dontquit #dontgiveup #choosehappy #levelup
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Remember why IDEA created this purpose of an IEP….. it is important that your child’s IEP has this in mind when creating goals and SDI.

Under IDEA 2004 (Section 1400(d)), Congress explains the purpose is to "ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

#specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducationclassroom #iep #specialneeds #learningdisability #adhd #anxiety #autism #asd #apd #auditoryprocessingdisorder #dyslexia #dyscalculia #dyspraxia #apraxia #readingdisability #parenting #education #SDI #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #motherhood
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What is that section marked “Specially designed instruction (SDI)” in the IEP?
SDI means adapting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of the child that result from the child’s disability. This is part of the special education services provided by the school to address your child’s ability to receive an appropriate eduction and make progress.

#specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducationclassroom #iep #specialneeds #learningdisability #adhd #anxiety #autism #asd #apd #auditoryprocessingdisorder #dyslexia #dyscalculia #dyspraxia #apraxia #readingdisability #parenting #education #SDI #oppositionaldefiancedisorder #motherhood
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Lets get uncomfortable!!! In a good way 😊 Reflection on change and what you want to change isn’t always easy but it’s easier then ignoring it! Time to get true with myself. Keep what resonates and aligns with me and let go of what doesn’t. Join me. Never a better time to let it all go then when the leaves are falling 🍂 Time to level up! Let’s go!

#life #perspective #love #livelife #dontholdback #gogetit #levelup #parenting #motherhood #friendship #romance #bebrave
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Think long term for your child! Creating a vision on an IEP is critical. Since there is no mandatory vision statement in an IEP, parents should put a vision statement in the "parent input statement" space. Create a mission/vision and clearly have your desired long-term outcomes stated here. This defines priorities and allows the team to have a common vision as well. Go get it!

#specialeducation #specialeducationteacher #specialeducationclassroom #iep #specialneeds #learningdisability #adhd #anxiety #autism #asd #apd #auditoryprocessingdisorder #dyslexia #dyscalculia #dyspraxia #apraxia #readingdisability #parenting #education
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You have the power to keep things in alignment. Keep the school in check and hold them accountable.

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