Take Your IEP Process from Confusing and Chaotic to Confident and Calm.

Hey Parents! I'll help you master the IEP process: In just a few weeks, you can develop the skills and systems that will take you from stressed and overwhelmed by IEPs to calm and in control.

I'm Ready for a Better IEP Experience.


Online IEP Coaching Academy materials

Get all the tools you need to crush it in your IEP Meetings.

When you purchase Don't IEP Alone Academy, you will have access to all the tools you need to understand and meaningfully participate in the IEP process.

My proven process provides a step-by-step plan for how to increase your chances of getting to "Yes!" with your IEP team.

And, you'll never wonder what your next step should be.


I'm going to take you through my exclusive 4-step process to tackling IEPs and will do that with 7 webinars. Each webinar is 30-60 minutes. You can revisit any of the training any time.


You receive LIFETIME ACCESS, so if something comes up, you can complete the course when you have time. If you have IEP concerns in the future, you're welcome to come back and take modules again, or see new ones.


I want to make sure that our Don't IEP Alone Academy members have everything you need to make you a better IEP advocate. Which is why, in addition to all of the recorded webinars, members will also get access to our full library of bonus programs and resources, including the IEP Toolkit.


Don't IEP Alone Academy will include a lifetime membership to private, online support forums only for Academy participants.


Want to do a deep dive on a topic like Assistive Technology, FBAs, or Discipline? In addition to the series of 7 webinars, bonus deep-dive content on specific areas will be added often. The IEP Toolkit is updated about every 18 months. There are currently 88 videos in the library with new ones added frequently. And again, you'll have access to it for a lifetime!

Does this sound familiar?

You know you should be doing more for your child's IEP, but you don't know where to begin?

Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than the IEP process.

You know that you have Parents' Rights. Maybe you've even tried reading IDEA in an effort to better understand and use your leverage. You are in frequent communication with the IEP team.

And yet, it's not quite working.

Nothing ever changes. You don't have to memorize IDEA or your Parents' Rights Booklet. You don't have to hire a Professional Advocate to get results.

You thought that the hard part was going to your first IEP meeting, but as it turns out, that was only just the beginning. And now you feel like you must be missing something.

You're not alone. Most parents feel like this.

No more wondering if you're asking for the right things for your child, if you've done enough, or gotten your child everything he/she is entitled to.

The problem? Most training that is available to parents is either a) developed by academics who are out of touch with the realities of IEPs, or b) only focus on having you learn minute details of IDEA, often make achieving learning the IEP process more trouble than it's worth.

But what if there was a way to make sure you got it right?

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Hey There, I'm Lisa!

Over the past 14 years, I have attended hundreds of IEP meetings and helped hundreds of families be heard. I can troubleshoot IEPs in my sleep! (and sometimes I do)

But it wasn't always that way.

I've fired team members and case-managers and blindly asked for twice the number of services my son was getting (expecting twice the progress!).

I have attended workshops and conferences that were a waste of time and money. Going through IDEA line by line is not helpful if you're not given a blueprint of how to implement it. Intervention ideas are not helpful if you don't know how to ask for them.

Once I figured it out, I told myself I wasn't going to stop until I could teach every possible parent out there.

I've developed a 4-Step Process for IEPs™ that applies to any IEP situation.

I want to show you the way to YES.



Imagine having an Action Plan that works for every IEP Concern that comes up.

Here's what that can look like in just a few weeks.

  • An Action Plan to use for every IEP concern that comes up.
  • A Lifetime of Advocacy Skills and Support Network for the same price as hiring an advocate for a few hours.
  • Clear understanding of the IEP process and your role and power in that decision-making process.
  • How to have consistent, effective communication with your IEP team.
  • You'd know how to determine what your child needs, if you have the data to support it and how to confidently ask for it.
  • Develop better IEP habits and systems using a proven technique and system.
  • Feel more ORGANIZED and IN CONTROL of your IEP Process.

I have the roadmap for a manageable IEP process that you've been waiting for.

"...Your site is the best resource for IEP information!  I direct other parents there and share information often.  You are always accurate with the most current legal info, but I also appreciate your promotion of person-centered and empowered thinking."

 –Michele W, Executive Director of Expect ExtraOrdinary

Before you Purchase Don't IEP Alone:

  • Yes! I understand that I will have Unlimited Lifetime Access to Don't IEP Alone Academy for one price.
  • I understand that I will have full access to the Don't IEP Alone Academy comprehensive library of printable worksheets, documents, planners, and other IEP tools.
  • If I put the time and effort into this training, I will become a better IEP advocate.
  • I will learn how to develop an IEP strategy, learn what to ask for and how to ask for it, and increase my chances of moving my IEP team to YES!
Yes to all of this!

"The IEP process is frightening and can make a person question their knowledge, ability, and confidence.  Every time I walk into an IEP meeting with these materials in my hands, my confidence is restored because I go into the meeting organized, structured, and ready to take on what is often very scary.  The practical tips help me feel empowered because I know I can refer to them — quickly — when I start to lose my focus or when doubt in my ability to advocate creeps in.  Overall, having this instills confidence for me because I know I am prepared and ready… and this helps me stay calm and allows me to do what I need to for my child."

 –Nicki, Attorney

Real Results that speak for themselves.

What makes Don't IEP Alone Academy special is that I am both a parent and an experienced, award-winning advocate. But, I've never forgotten what it's like to be a confused, frustrated IEP parent. I explain this in ways that you'll "get it."

Patricia S says:

"Thank you. Your information has been very helpful while I’m trying to navigate this new world. Thank you for helping me learn how to advocate for my kids."

Beth W says:

"I just want to thank you for all that you do. You help so many kids by helping us parents. THANK YOU LISA!!!💕💕"

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Convenient Scheduling Options

Since Don't IEP Alone Academy started in 2020, it has grown significantly. Sometimes I hesitate to list it all because it might overwhelm some people. There are 88 training modules currently in the training library, and you'll have access to all of them. But, you only have to watch the ones that apply to your situation and your child.

Advocacy Strategy

  • 4 Step Advocacy Strategy
  • 30-60 minutes of new material
  • Hands-on learning activity using your child's files, such as how to do a record review.
  • How do I interpret my child's evaluations?
  • What is FAPE? What can I ask for on an IEP?
  • How to communicate effectively with your IEP team.

$1297 297

Deep Dives

  • Homework and Special Considerations and Issues when you have an IEP; how to add homework to your data collection process
  • The IEP Placement Decision Making Process, explained.
  • How to Write an IEP Goal
  • IEP Eligibility Categories and Special Factors: What are they and do they matter?
  • An in-depth look at your Parental Rights/Procedural Safeguards
  • An in-depth look at IEP Evaluations and understanding the results
  • IEP Transition-6 part workshop
  • 53 Deep Dive Sessions in all

$297 Included!


Is Don't IEP Alone Right For Me?


To start, you get 7 Webinars taking you through the 4 step process to being a better IEP advocate.

You have access to these pieces of training for a lifetime. Including all the printable materials. After the 7 Initial Sessions, you can return to all or part of the recorded sessions as often as you wish. Plus, Deep Dives on specific topics will be added regularly.


In Don't IEP Alone Academy, you'll learn:

  • How to do an IEP Records Review
  • How to develop an action plan for your Annual IEP Meeting.
  • How to be prepared with data for your asks.
  • How to Effectively Use your Parental Rights
  • Have a 4-step formula for every IEP issue or concern.
  • How to Be a Better Advocate for your child.
  • Too much to list on one page!


This is not a book, it is a comprehensive learning and support system for IEP Parents. Please keep in mind that all materials are delivered digitally in PDF format or video. Parents need internet access to participate.


At this time our accompanying products are only available in digital PDF format. Many Parents use a service like Staples, Kinkos or BestValueCopy and get it printed and shipped to their home. Note: Much of the printed/printable material is worksheets, not a book that you'll read cover to cover.


Within 15 minutes! As soon as you register, you'll receive your log-in information and registration information and you're off to the races. You can begin immediately and complete what modules you need, when you want to complete them.


If you parent a child with an IEP, then this is for you.

Friends, Caregivers, Aunties, Foster Parents, Educational Surrogates, Grandparents, Godparents...you're all encouraged to take the course so you can be a support person for the one(s) you love.

If you have an attorney or currently in the stages of Due Process, please wait until you have completed that before enrolling.


Yes, but know that there is no licensure or certification with this program. However, this is the exact process I use with my clients, so there's no reason why other advocates could not use it as well.

There is no single nationally required license or certification to become an Advocate. But, I am always attending all kinds of workshops, training, and conferences and recommend that all working Advocates do the same.


One of the unfortunate things about IEPs is that the system is not fair. It is stacked against parents. Some schools will say no until a parent either hire an attorney or stop asking. I cannot guarantee how any School Staff will respond.

But what I can tell you is this--With the Academy, you will know what you have data to support, and what you don't. And you will efficiently, effectively, and meticulously be following the IEP Process outlined by IDEA.

Most parents don't do that. I don't get satisfaction for my families just because I'm an advocate--it's because I know what I can support asking for on paper and what I cannot. And I know how to work toward getting data if we don't have it.


Many training agencies just take you through IDEA and other laws, pointing out a few things here and there. I'm turning the advocacy process upside-down--we're taking an advocate's approach and working within the framework of IDEA. Memorizing the laws isn't helpful. Having an action plan to implement, that follows the laws--that's helpful.


Hiring an advocate is expensive. Many charge $50-$200 per hour and more. For the same price as what you would pay an Advocate for just a few hours, you will have a lifetime of advocacy skills. Don't IEP Alone Academy is $297 for lifetime access.

Don't Wait to Change your Child's Outcomes

"Thanks for everything you do. Your knowledge is a gold mine!"

 –Karen F, IEP Parent