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.

Is your child turning 3 this year? I will be offering a free talk on the transition from Early Intervention to preschool services on Tuesday, February 24: “Life After EI: What’s Next?”

Will your child enter kindergarten in 2015? I am not presenting any further talks on the Turning 5 process this school year, but parents can learn a great deal about the transition to kindergarten in an initial consultation call. I offer these calls for up to 30 minutes at no charge. Please email me to schedule a conversation about Turning 5, the transition from EI to CPSE, finding a school that is a better fit, or anything else concerning your child’s situation.