Special Education

Informed Empowered Parent Brigade

The Informed Empowered Parent Brigade is a group of “go get ’em” parents
who are unwilling to wait any longer to learn how to successfully advocate
for their child.

If you are a parent who is unsatisfied

with the school district’s failure to implement your child’s IEP through virtual schooling ~ you are in the right place!

-Are you frustrated and angry that your child did not receive the academic instruction, supports, and services listed in the IEP during the spring when schools were closed?

-Would you like to avoid being responsible to become the teacher, service provider, and behavioralist without the skills, training, or support to meet the needs of your child?

-Do you know how to request compensatory education to make-up the services your child missed during the school closure?

-Would you like to receive step-by-step coaching with easy to use forms, logs, scripts, and fill in the blank letters to easily advocate for the program your child needs?

-Have you always wanted to learn more about how to become a stronger advocate but didn’t know where to start or didn’t have the finances to work with an advocate or an attorney?

The Parent Brigade is a place where dedicated parents are willing to invest in becoming an Informed Empowered Parent Advocate.

Here’s Just a fraction of what you’ll receive inside the IEP Brigade but there’s so much more…

– Receive live personal coaching from Valerie and step-by-step advocacy support to overcome the district’s denials and misinformation.

– Learn how you can protect your child’s rights while schools are closed and be prepared for after they reopen.

– Learn professional advocacy skills and set yourself up for success to have the district compensate for your child’s lost skills and the services the district is failing to provide because of the pandemic.

Join the Parent Brigade Today and learn the advocacy steps to hold your local school district obligated to meet the legal requirements for you child to receive the supports and services listed in the IEP for the 2020-2021 school year. 


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Informed Empowered Parent Brigade

To serve all the parents who need help during this uncertain time,
I created the Parent Brigade at a price anyone can afford.
There are 2 Levels in our membership for the Brigade…

Informed Empowered Parent

Level 1 Brigade Membership

– Group Coaching 2x month
– Access to Brigade Membership Curriculum Website
(with templates, forms, logs, scripts)
– How to get the remote program you child needs
– Private Facebook Group
– Bonus!  Advocacy 101 Basics (249 value)

$25 first month/$39 thereafter
No Contracts-Stop at Any time

Informed Empowered Parent

Superhero Brigade Membership

Everything in Level 1 Plus:

– One 30-minute consultation per month where Valerie provides 1-on-1 coaching regarding your child’s specific remote program


$100 first month/$139 thereafter
No Contracts-Stop at Any Time


Listen to Hala, a Superhero Brigade Member, talk about the Parent Brigade

Before I met Valerie, I thought my daughter was doing fine because I was not informed. The teacher seemed competent and my daughter seemed happy and I thought I was on the right path.  I attended one of Valerie’s online special education webinars and it stirred my concerns and made me question whether or not Lizzy was receiving the IEP she really needed.  I called a teacher conference with Lizzy’s teacher and asked specific questions about her progress and that’s when I had my aha moment.  The teacher could not give me any specific information about my daughter’s educational progress other than letting me know she was happy at school.  The teacher told me they did not work on academics and that Lizzy was only being taught functional skills.  I was horrified.  I had no idea my daughter was not being taught general education curriculum because they never made that clear to me.  That’s when I decided to contact Valerie and I decided to take the Ultimate IEP course.

Valerie’s course helped me to create a plan of action and clarified what I needed to do to initiate the changes I wanted to make for my daughter’s IEP.  I also hired an advocate to assist me because I didn’t want to delay the process because I am still learning how to advocate.

Because of Valerie’s course, I now have the confidence and knowledge to understand how to work with an advocate and my IEP team.  Now I feel that I am doing everything I can to ensure that Lizzy receives what she needs to get the education she deserves to reach her full potential.

As a mother, I feel happy and relieved that now I understand the bureaucratic nature of the school and I realize the district’s underlying political agendas are not necessarily about the best interest of the special needs child. 

Our kids cannot wait for us to learn this on our own.  I recommend the Ultimate IEP Parent Empowerment Program for any parent who wants to understand their rights and help their child reach their full potential in school as well as their future after high school.  The Ultimate IEP course will give you a clear path to accomplish this goal and help you put it all together in the most proactive, efficient, and effective way possible. 

~ Yana, Mom of Lizzy