I am Raven Woods, I am the CEO and founder of Autism Mama Rocks the IEP. I help parents gain the knowledge and confidence to become the CEO of their IEP Meeting.
I am a previous educator with a dual Masters degree in Education and Educational Leadership and hold a certificate in Special Education Advocacy from William and Mary Law School. I have done it all pretty much other than representing parents IN court. For the most part I advocate for parents in and out of IEP meetings, and in mediations. However, I have worked side by side with many lawyers and administrative judges.
Seems like a dream, doesn’t it?
I was where you are, feeling overwhelmed, scared, like a failure, and my anxiety was through the roof! I did not know what to do or what else to do.
I have been there and I GET IT!
I felt over and over again that I failed my daughter and couldn’t get her, not only what was needed and appropriate, for her, but what she deserved and had a RIGHT to receive.
I thought I knew my stuff from getting my Ph.d in google research on my child’s disability, special education, IEPs, and the law. (Just kidding, there is no such thing as a Ph.d in google but you get what I am saying:)
However, this hard work did not teach me how to go into my child’s IEP meeting and become the CEO, or how to properly present, persuade and negotiate.
I can promise you, I’VE GOT YOUR BACK!