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Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.


I can answer questions about disability definitions and criteria for services, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004, No Child Left Behind, 504 plans, how to craft an IEP that drives the appropriate services, school placement, dispute options, and least restrictive environment. I worked in the public school system as a special educator and am now in private consulting practice where we assist parents as they navigate the special education process. I have expertise in all educational disabilities except blind/visual impairments and deaf/hard of hearing. This includes ADHD and other health impairments, medical conditions, dyslexia and learning disabilities, Autism, emotional disabilities, language processing problems, and interfering behaviors.

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10 years as special educator and administrator in public school system; Director of ABCs for Life Success since 1998; Expert services such as analysis and testimony; Author: Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What you can do now to advocate for your exceptional child's education; Special Needs Advocacy Training Institute; internet radio show Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education; author School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders released March 2010 (Prufrock Press).


Masters in Special Education with Emphasis on Inclusive Education (Johns Hopkins University); Special Education (James Madison University); Conduct training for Universities, public and private schools, parent groups. Adjunct professor current George Washington University and prior George Mason University.

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Recent Answers from Michelle R. Davis, M. Ed.

2016-08-26 Speech therapy:

Dear Michele,     Thank you so much for writing to me! I am very sorry for my delay. I forgot to put on my 'vacation setting' here on I hope my answer will help you!    It can be problematic

2016-08-26 Removed from class:

Dear Lyn,    I am so sorry for my delay in responding; I forgot to put my vacation settings on. I have several clients with children with Autism who are very adept at technology and use it sometimes to

2016-08-16 Course acceleration:

Hello, Michelle and thank you for writing to me about your son. Since it appears your son has an IEP, and the IEP team must decide the 'placement', transportation should be provided. If they refuse, maybe

2016-04-28 Visiting a school:

Hi Michelle,    Thank you for following up and clarifying for me that you've already reached out to the Principal.     I am not aware of the 'law' that you are referencing. Feel free to send it to me if

2016-04-24 Visiting a school:

Hello, Michelle,    Thanks so much for asking me about whether you have a 'right' to visit the high school where your child has been placed for the upcoming year. I am very sorry for my delay in my response!


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