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 be entering kindergarten in 2017? I will be giving several free Turning 5 workshops this fall: on the Upper West Side on Wednesday, October 5; in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 13; and in midtown east on Thursday, October 20.
If you cannot come to any of these presentations but want to learn more about the kindergarten transition process, or if you have questions about your child’s educational options in general, I welcome parents to set up an initial consultation call of 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.