I am a non-attorney educational advocate. Evaluations drive all
special education services. As a Bilingual Licensed Specialist in
School Psychology (LSSP), I am able to interpret, other disciplines’
evaluations, and review testing protocols. This adds a very important
dimension to the provision of my advocacy services! I am also a
Certified Individual & Family Counselor. My experience as a Certified
Advanced Mediator increases the possibilities of resolving disagreements
and disputes resulting in win-win situations. I am the Grandparents
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I love to spend as much time as possible with family and friends; I
enjoy facilitating positive interaction between individuals from
different walks of life; very often, I find myself doing presentations
to parents, caretakers, and/or individuals with disabilities on
subjects from advocating for their rights to fully participating in
initiatives to improve their everyday living; I love to read; when
working, I often have music playing in the background; I am always
hungry for acquiring new knowledge.
Areas of Experience / Expertise:
US Department of Education:
Individual Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
US Department of Justice:
Office of Civil Rights
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
1.10-11-16 ADA Title II Regulation Supplement:
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of
Disability in State and Local Government Services
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Not Limited to Areas of Disabilities Services:
Other Health Impairment (OHI) conditions
Hearing Loss and Deafness
Vision Impairment and Blindness
Traumatic Brain Injury
Severe Low Incidence Disabilities,
those rated as up to less than 1% of the total
K-12 of the population.
Professional Training & Experience:
Non-Attorney Advocate, COPAA S.E.A.T Participant - Nine years' experience
Master of Science in School Psychology - Licensed Specialist in
School Psychology (L.S.S.P.) Twenty-years' experience.
Certified Counselor - Ten years’ experience.
Licensed ESL Teacher - Master of Education in English as a Second Language,
Certified Advanced Divorce and Child Custody Mediator - Eight years' experience.
Certified Arbitration and Ethics Mediator - Seven years' experience
Texas Education Agency Educational Service Centers – Annual 50 to 60 hours of training
English, Fluent Bilingual/Bicultural.
Spanish, Native, Fluent Bilingual/Bicultural.
The Association for Conflict Resolution – ACRH.
Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region ADDA-SR.
Council of Parents Advocates & Attorneys –COPAA.
Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH).
Learning Disabilities Association of Texas LDAT.
Texas Organization of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates – TOPAA
National Association of School Psychologists.
Texas Association of School Psychologists