Resources from Julie



Attorney Jennifer Laviano and I created the first and only video-based website that helps parents understand their rights under the IDEA and Section 504.  

Here's what parents are saying:

"If you want to learn about your rights in short, easy-to-understand videos, this is the site for you." - Melanie P. 

"These videos are like learning about your rights by your girlfriend.  Sit back, relax and learn."  -- D. B. 

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Your Special Education Rights: 

What Your School District Isn't Telling You

Written with my co-author, Attorney  Jennifer Laviano, this book is based on our philosophy that what you don't know can hurt your child's education.

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Autism: Tools-Skills-Adulthood

This website is my transition-to-adulthood passion project.  This website raises awareness of the importance of adaptive skills in adulthood and connects you with the tools that break down barriers to skill development.  

Connect to Tools



Special Education Equity for Kids of CT

Connecticut's only organization lobbying on behalf of parents of  children who have disabilities.  SEEK plays an essential  role in influencing policies and legislative efforts on behalf more than the 70,000  students with disabilities in Connecticut.   

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The Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates

A national organization protecting the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families.

As a member and co-chair of the public relations committee, I encourage parents to learn about the work of this vital organization.


GPS in the IEP


Yes to GPS in the IEP

I wanted to let parents know how GPS is regarded as assistive technology for consideration in an IEP.  Since I use Angle Sense with my son, I collaborated with them to wrote this guide. 

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Supreme Court Case Redefines the "A" in FAPE


That's me with Attorney Jack Robinson at the 2019 COPAA conference in New Orleans. The Denver lawyer who argued the landmark Endrew F. v. Douglas Country School District special education case in the Supreme Court.

On March 22, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court decided the most significant special-education case in 35 years. In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the justices unanimously ruled that, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), public school students with disabilities are entitled to greater benefits than some lower courts had determined. 

Learn About Endrew F.


Book Trailer Video

Your Special Education Video