Suzanne Shaft

Suzanne Shaft

special needs advocacy
parent mentors

I am a mom of children with Autism and other special needs, and I’ve been advocating for 18y and it would be my pleasure to help you

Experienced parent
Experienced parent
Groups
Groups
1:1 Consults
1:1 Consults

Offers

IEP/School Advocacy Help

I will help you with the IEP process, preparing for meetings and how to maintain a positive relationship with the schools, to get your child everything they need to succeed.

$14.99

Let's talk about you

Having raised two boys with autism, I have been in your shoes before. Whether you need to vent or talk about IEPs, seizures or guardianship, I am here to help you. Let's talk!

$14.99

Plan A-Z Community

Autism is not a one-size fits all condition. It is often said that if you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism. What works for one person may not work for another; what works one time may not work the next time. That’s why it’s beneficial to have options…to fill up your toolbox with different plans to meet the next challenge. Join my group and join the discussion.

FREE

Plan A-Z IEP and School Advocacy Group

Learn how to maximize your position on the IEP Team. You have something valuable to offer as an IEP team member. It can be very intimidating to walk into an IEP meeting as a parent, but remember -- you are the expert on your child. That's what you bring to the table! There's a lot to learn and it's an ongoing process. Let's help get you prepared for these meetings!

FREE

Years of Experience

18

Age Ranges

Early intervention (0 - 3)

Preschool (4 - 5)

Pre-teen (6 - 12)

Teen (13 - 19)

Transition (18 - 23)

Adult age (23+)

Experience with Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Expertise Areas

Behavioral Health Issues

Communication Issues

Digestive issues

Education

Genetic Conditions

Harmful Behavioral Issues

Learning Disability

Mental Health Issues

Metabolic Issues

Mild Behavioral Issues

Neurological Issues

Physical Challenges

Sensory Issues

Sleep Issues

Social Issues

Toileting or Hygiene Problems

Transition

Autoimmune Conditions

Anticonvulsant Drug Therapy

Anti-hyperactive Drug Therapy

Caregiver Sentiment

Diagnosis

Developmental Delay

Family

Financial and Legal Issues

Patient or Caregiver Support

Puberty or Sexual Issues

Victimization

About

Autism is not a one-size fits all condition. It is often said that if you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism. What works for one person may not work for another; what works one time may not work the next time. That’s why it’s beneficial to have options…to fill up your toolbox with different plans to meet the next challenge. I am a mom of children with Autism and other special needs, and I’ve been advocating for them for over 18 years. I’ve learned a lot through this journey, and I’d like to share what I have learned with you. There’s a lot of new language to learn, a lot of specialists and therapists that you’ll encounter, so many meetings to attend (IEPs, IFSPs, etc.), and a lot of other medical conditions that can go along with Autism. It can be overwhelming to navigate all of this – and you don’t get an instruction manual with your special needs child that tells you what steps you need to take and when. That’s where I can help.

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