• Kimberly Rego

    Special Education Advocacy for Families

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    Thoughts, happenings, and insights.

    1.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a four-part piece of American legislation that ensures students with a disability are provided with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is designed to support their specific needs. It is a Federal Law requiring an act of...
    November 28, 2016    6:30pm      Kennedy School Library IEPs and the Escalation Process / How to Work Effectively with your Special Education Department. Presented by Kimberly Rego, Advocate of Special Education Advocacy LLC This workshop is for parents/caregivers of children who already have...
    Many children who have limited ability to forecast future events due to executive functioning issues or anxiety find that the ability to preview upcoming daily events can lessen their stress level and as a result, improve their behavior. Here is an example of a weekly calendar where the events...
    2016年3月17日
    If I hear one more special educator or special education administrator tell me, or anyone else, that kids with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses don’t need the supports and interventions described by their medical professionals because they know that the disability is over diagnosed, I may...
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  • Services

    I offer technical support and direction for children and their families involved in special education in Massachusetts. Services include record review, advocacy for team meetings, letter writing assistance, research, referral to psychological and medical services, mediations, and assistance selecting legal counsel when necessary.

     

     

     

    Testimonials

    “Kim has been a tremendous resource for our family. She reviewed our case and helped us take the steps to ensure that the appropriate services were put in place based on evaluations done inside and outside of the district. She knows and understands all aspects of Massachusetts Special Education Law and has the resources in place to leave no stone unturned when advocating for a child.” - Mom of a child with developmental delays in the Andover School District

    "Kim got us results. Beyond knowing how to correspond with administration so they will take action, Kim has intimate knowledge of specific services and therapies that children are entitled to and was willing to push the boundaries to ask Special Education to accommodate our child." - Parents of a child on the autism spectrum currently in the Somerville School District.

    "When I contacted Kimberly Rego, she immediately helped to refocus on true issues, based on facts, laws and regulations which exist t​o protect the special needs of children. She helped to advocate for additional services for my daughter and her understanding of Applied Behavioral Analysis and it's providers was invaluable. My daughter and I are very thankful for all her efforts." - Mother to a teen with severe Anxiety and ADHD in the Arlington School District

    "We wish we had hired Kimberly sooner! Dealing with the public school system as parents and trying to negotiate Special Ed services for our child has been a complex and overwhelming endeavor. Kimberly is extremely knowledgeable especially when it comes to MA Special Education Law and with her assistance and guidance we have finally received much needed services for our son. She has a concrete vision of how to move us forward as well as an in depth understanding of best practice interventions for my son’s sensory integration, ADHD and social pragmatic issues." - Parents of a child with Sensory Processing, Social Pragmatic and Attention Issues.

  • "Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions not retribution." L.R. Knost

  • I was trained as a parent advocate at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, followed by a fellowship at Massachusetts Advocates for Children. I am a mother of two school age children, one on the autism spectrum, and my wish is to empower and instruct people to make use of the law to acquire appropriate services and supports for their children as they progress through their academic careers and lives.

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