For Professional Advocates

(or those who want to be!)

I want to be a better IEP advocate.

Get What You Need to CRUSH IT in IEP Meetings.

Again and Again.

When you purchase Don't IEP Alone Academy, you get access to all the tools to understand and meaningfully participate in the IEP process with your own child or with clients.


The training library currently has 88 video modules and is always growing. Some of the topics include IEP transition (6 part workshop!), small business practices and there are almost a dozen guest speakers who are experts in our field. If you have questions, there are weekly live Q&A sessions.


If you can't make a session, watch the replay. 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 rejoin some or all of future live training sessions.


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 LIVE and recorded webinars, members will also get access to our full library of bonus programs and resources, including the IEP Toolkit. This includes letter templates, pricing templates and letters and even some of my advocacy contracts that I use with clients.


Don't IEP Alone Academy will include a lifetime membership to private, online support forums only for Academy participants. There are also live Q&A sessions held weekly every Fall, Winter and Spring session.


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. And again, you'll have access to it for a lifetime!


Academy Participants have up 48 hours to request a refund. Just email us before then.

But wait, there's more!

Pro Advocate Content


  • Getting Started in Professional Advocacy
  • How to Set your Prices
  • How to Find New Clients
  • Advertising your Business with minimum expense
  • Talking about Money with Clients
  • Attending Meetings with Clients
  • Time Management and Burnout
  • Weekly Q&A for Learning and Practicing, Networking.
  • Free use of client contracts from other advocates in the group.

$396 Included!

Recorded Deep Dives

53 Pre-Recorded Sessions including:

  • 6-Part Transition Workshop with industry experts
  • Homework and Special Considerations and Issues when you have an IEP
  • The IEP Placement Decision Making Process, explained.
  • How to Write an IEP Goal
  • Case Law Reviews by Attorneys (live!)
  • Aides and Paras
  • Live Q&A sessions with attorneys
  • and much more....with new ones added often!

$396 Included!

- Part 1 -

Advocacy Skills

Training Library

Whether you're brand new to advocacy or have been doing it a while, there is something for everyone in the training library with over 88 training videos. Learn a new topic or get a refresher on an old favorite. New content is added all the time.

- Part 2 -

Small Business Support

Being an Advocate is only half of what we do. Most of us are also small business owners. Included are tools, training and resources for you to efficiently manage your advocacy business. Everything from billing and payment options to finding clients and much more.

- Part 3-

Live Zoom Chats (during school year)

During the school year, there are two Thursday afternoon sessions on Zoom. Some are an advocate chat and idea exchange, others are led by guest speakers like IDEA family attorneys, disability policy people and experts in our field.

  • Yes! I understand that I will have UNLIMITED LIFETIME ACCESS to Don't IEP Alone Academy for one price.
  • Yes! I understand that I have 48 hours to request a FULL 100% REFUND.
  • 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.
  • I will be eligible for all future webinars, live or recorded.
  • If I put the time and effort into this, I will become a better IEP advocate.
Yes to all of this!

Learn How to Effectively Lobby for IDEA and other Disability Issues

Learn how to have your voice heard about the issues you care about. I've been an active lobbyist, both paid and volunteer, for almost two decades. I am trained and credentialed by groups like the UN Foundation and Save the Children. I've testified before Senate committees and hearings.

Now, I'm sharing all that knowledge with you. Learn how to keep current with the issues and legislation and how we can begin to create real change for our kids. And I host live Zoom chats with legislators and real 'movers and shakers' from Washington, DC and in the industry.

I've found my people, I want in!

"...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


You've been doing this whole IEP Thing for a while,

now you're ready for more.

Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than the IEP process. Even more so if you have to go through it alone. You've been there--late nights reading websites, attending webinars, trying to gain all the IEP knowledge you can.

And yet, there's one piece of the puzzle you're missing.

Your heart is where it needs to be. And, you know a lot about IEPs.

You know what you're missing? Affordable, ongoing training and support.

The problem? Most training that is available to advocates is either "once and done" and once you complete the training, you never see those people again.

Or, it's mostly for attorneys. So, it either doesn't apply to you or is prohibitively expensive.

But what if there was a way get lifetime access for one price?

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Hey There, I'm Lisa!

And I'm on a Mission to Create More Advocates for Our Kids.

When I took my first advocacy training in 2010, my only plans were to understand the process and help my son.

As I learned more, I saw all the injustices and unfair treatment, and I wanted to help others.

Then I realized, I can't do this alone. The volume of need is overwhelming at times. The world needs more Advocates.

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)

Once I figured out a system that could be repeated for any IEP concern, I told myself I wasn't going to stop until I could teach as many people as I could.

That's one component of my online training.

But I didn't stop there. My aim is to provide everything that professional advocates need to be successful, so you can serve more kids.

Now I offer live Zoom chats with attorneys and legislators. Weekly chats with other advocates to bounce ideas around. A place to advertise your services.....and so much more.



Imagine having your own network of support whenever you need it.

Here's what that can look like.

  • An Action Plan to use for every concern that comes up--either with IEPs or with managing your small business.
  • A Lifetime of Advocacy Skills and Support Network.
  • Private training and networking sessions are held on Zoom.
  • Password-protected chat forums to bounce ideas around in private.
  • Live chats with Attorneys to learn the latest trends and get their thoughts on disputes.
  • Share your knowledge, passion, and skills with others.

"Don't IEP Alone Academy is the best course I have ever taken."

 –Lynn, Retired Teacher turned Professional Advocate


I've made it simple for you to master advocacy. There's a principle that there are three components to mastering something.

Do all three things, and you will master a concept.

  • You must learn the thing to get better at it. This is provided by the training library and the weekly chats with other advocates, attorneys and experts.
  • You must do the thing to get better at it. These opportunities are presented in the training and weekly chats.
  • You must teach the thing to get better at it. In our mastermind group, you can help other advocates, host a training session yourself, or answer parents' questions in the parent chat.

 ""As an SLP I appreciate this group. I think the advice is thoughtful and sound. I also appreciate the evidence-based facts that are shared."

 –Jessica, SLP turned Advocate

"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

"....has helped in more ways than I can tell you. I have custody of 2 grandsons with autism and this was new unchartered territory for me. You have shown me what questions that I need to ask and have saved me precious time in placing all of my documents in order so that I can turn to them as needed without having to hunt for them. Again, thank you so much."

 –Lori H, IEP Grandparent


Is Don't IEP Alone Right For Me?


You pick and choose which of the 88 recorded sessions to complete.

I recommend that beginners complete the 7 Webinars taking you through the 4-step process to being a better IEP advocate.

You have access to these pieces of training, live or recorded, for a lifetime. Including all the printable materials. After the 7 Initial Sessions, you can return to all or part of the live or 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 an Annual IEP Meeting.
  • How to be prepared with data for your asks.
  • How to Effectively Use Procedural Safeguards
  • Have a 4-step formula for every IEP issue or concern.
  • How to Be a Better Advocate for your child or others.
  • 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. You need internet access to participate.


At this time our accompanying products are only available in digital PDF format. Many participants 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.


You can access the pre-recorded content within minutes of signing up. All you have to do is commit to being a better advocate.

Replays will be available within a few hours of the live webinar. Once a live webinar is uploaded for viewing, you can watch it as many times as you wish. Or, join future live sessions.


Participants can receive a refund as long as it is requested within 48 hours.


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

Friends, Caregivers, Aunties, Foster Parents, Educational Surrogates, Grandparents,'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. I'm one of the Top Special Education Advocates in the country, and I'm on a mission to share my knowledge with as many people as possible.


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.

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 with the live chats is $396 for lifetime access.

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

 –Karen F.

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Not happy with the Academy? Just email us know within 48 hours and tell us why. No, this is not a "No Questions Asked!" refund policy. If you're not happy, we have questions so we can improve it for future participants. IEP @