Are you the parent of a child with special needs?

Are you stressed out by the choices you’re being asked to make about your child’s therapy, education, and future?

Does it feel as if most of your friends have no idea what your life is like these days?

If this sounds familiar, there is help. You don’t have to do this alone.

My name is Sarah Birnbaum, and I am a parent advocate and special education advisor. As the parent of a child with special needs, I have been navigating this world for many years, learning the ins and outs of services and educational options in New York. I have gained a wealth of knowledge about therapists, agencies, schools, governmental bodies, and best practices in working with any of them.

Whatever your stage of the journey — whether you have just called Early Intervention or you’re looking at high schools — I can offer you help, information, and support.

Will your child enter kindergarten in 2015? I will be giving another talk on the Turning 5 process on November 17.

If your child is currently in Early Intervention and will be turning 3 in 2015, I am offering a free presentation on “Life After EI” on November 4.

If you cannot attend an information session, I offer consultation calls of up to 30 minutes at no charge. Please email me to schedule a conversation about Turning 5, the transition from EI to CPSE, or anything else concerning your child’s situation.