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Hi!  Welcome!  First, take a deep breath.  I know that you’re feeling anxious, concerned and exhausted by the thought of supporting your special education students this school year.  This business has been in my heart for several years, and I’m so excited to share it with you soon.  There are 7.1 million children on IEPs in the United States, which means that there are so many parents, teachers, instructional assistants, doctors, therapists, disability organizations, and community support organizations that need information on special education law, advocacy, and best practices.  Whether you’re looking for basic special education advocacy training videos or really detailed information on a specific disability or best practice, you’ll find it here!  I’m even working hard on a specific course to help you through the unknowns of the 2020-2021 school year!  It’s going to be good, so have a seat, pour a cup of coffee, and know that I’ve got this.  It’ll be ready soon!!!



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Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcast The first step to effective advocacy is organization. You have to know a child – both objectively and subjectively- in order to develop a good plan for him or her. Parents are usually experts on subjective information – how they feel about a child’s diagnosis and […]

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Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcast Parents often consult with me for ideas on how their child’s school can be more inclusive.  I’ve come up with a list of ideas by thinking on the spot, having great discussions with other parents and IEP teams, and doing lots and lots of reading.  In […]

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Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcast I’m using my Oprah voice.  Please welcome HEATHER AVIS!  That’s right, Heather Avis of the Lucky Few joins me in this week’s episode.  Heather is an author, blogger, narrative shifter, and shouter of worth. In the episode, Heather talks about how The Lucky Few community began, […]

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Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcast Nobody expects IEP meetings to go sideways; yet, discussions over get rhetorical and unproductive.  In today’s episode I am sharing three super practical, easy steps that will help you get discussions back on the right track.  I take a lot of continuing education classes on negotiation […]

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Part 03: The 6W's of the Ashley Barlow Co - The Who

Calling all parents, teachers, school staff, self advocates, disability organization staff, doctors, therapists, coaches, tutors, grandparents, babysitters, community organization staff, volunteers, … Calling anyone that supports a student with a disability!!!


Parents of a child in special education are exhausted. Teachers and school staff are about the busiest professionals in the workforce. Nobody has time for in-person trainings, and thanks to COVID-19, few can safely access in-person trainings right now! 

Part 05: The 6W's of the Ashley Barlow Co - The how

How’s this all going to work? This is the great part. You don’t need to worry about how the content will arrive, especially if you join my mailing list (link in bio), like me on Facebook and Youtube, follow me on Instagram, and subscribe to the podcast. 

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A three-part video series + Workbook that is all about Inclusion! I walk you through the law, giving you actual parts of the law that you can quote. I explain the regulations that tease out the law so you have more details. Then, I take you through a case so you can see how the laws get applied in real-life situations. Finally, I deliver you the real value – the steps I take when I advocate for a more inclusive IEP for my clients in my special education law practice.

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Webinar Series
Starts June 28, 2021

Did the school year make you feel even more overwhelmed and confused about what is supposed to happen in special education?  Did you feel even more left out of important conversations about your child?  Are you worried about how you’re going to rechart the course for next school year?  You need Summer School, my 4-part webinar series that will prepare you for the 2021-2022 school year!    Can’t make one or more of the webinars live?  No worries, once you register, you’ll get a link for the recording of any webinar that you miss live after each session.  Registration is NOW open below.