Anne has been with KPS4Parents since its inception in 2003, becoming its CEO in 2006. In addition to her executive responsibilities, Anne has an active caseload of advocacy students; conducts individualized educational program evaluations; designs and implements compensatory education programs; develops curricula and provides instruction for our online and in-person learning experiences and events; and supports attorneys in litigation pursuing appropriate outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Anne has worked as a special education lay advocate since 1991, as a paralegal since 2005, and as an educational psychologist since 2013. As a lay advocate, Anne has attended thousands of IEP meetings and hundreds of 504 meetings, as well as written thousands of letters and supporting documents, all to assist parents in meaningfully participating in the IEP process and/or exercising their protected right to advocate for their children’s disability-related needs.
Anne’s paralegal experience includes legal writing, research, and support to supervising attorneys in mediations, administrative hearings, and matters tried in State superior court, family law court, federal district court, and federal circuit court. Her specific background in educational psychology is in human development across the lifespan, the science of learning and memory, effective evidence-based instructional practices, educational program design and evaluation, and behavior analytics.
Anne has contributed to our published content. See our most recent videos, below.
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3 Critical Errors that Even the Smartest Parents of Children with Special Needs Can Make in the IEP Process
This free 45-minute parent training video explains the three biggest errors parents can commit in the IEP process and gives guidance as to how parents can avoid them. Includes links to additional resources.
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Understanding Special Education Assessment Reports: In this parent-education program, you will learn about the purpose of special education assessments, the special education assessment process, the different types of tests used in special education assessments, and what to look for in special education assessment reports.
Mastering IEP Goal-Writing: In this parent-education program, you will learn to create draft measurable annual IEP goals to propose at your child’s IEP meetings so you can meaningfully participate as a parent in the IEP process and protect your child’s right to a free and appropriate public education.