Special Education Advocacy & Special Needs Trusts

According to the Idaho Parents Unlimited, about 34,000 Idaho children between ages 3 and 21 receive special education services under an individual education plan (IEP), and another 4,500 receive Section 504 accommodations.  In the State of Washington, about 143,000 students receive special education services.  As a parent of a child with special needs, Todd knows firsthand the importance of children having IEPs and/or 504 accommodations written with clear, understandable goals tailored to their needs and to measure achievable progress.  This past year has proven especially challenging, as schools and parents alike have struggled to ensure all children receive a free and appropriate public education amidst COVID-19 and "Distance Learning Plans."  In addition, parents with special needs children need to plan for the future of their children and to ensure financial resources are protected for their long-term care.  His experience includes:

  • IEP and 504 drafting to achieve measurable goal progress, appropriate placement and accommodations

  • Advocating for parents and children in IEP and 504 meetings

  • Communications with school, school district and administrative staff

  • Attending facilitation, mediation or due process hearings

Todd is featured on the Wrightslaw "Idaho Yellow Pages for Kids" site: