The following testimonials are from clients and professionals that were in need of a special needs education advocate consultant on the south shore, metro west, and Boston areas.
Katie McCormack Donnelly
Director of Human Resources at Affirmed Networks December 1, 2016, Katie was a client of Maureen’s
Maureen was recommended to me as an Advocate from Dr. Willoughby at Mass General. She was a tremendous resource during the IEP process and having her by my side at the IEP meetings provided a great sense relief as I knew we were in good hands. One of her strengths is that she works very well with the school system and does not make the meetings more confrontational than they need to be. At one point I even had a request from one of the teachers for Maureen’s contact information because she was so impressed with her work, and wanted to pass along her information to a family member. Maureen is a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her as a Special Education Advocate.
Adam Goldberg, M.Ed.
Maureen makes it happen… throw her any challenge in special ed and she’ll provide the solution. I have enjoyed collaborating with Maureen at different capacities and have seen a consistency in her passion, her energy and her diligence… not to mention her refreshing sense of humor. I look forward to our continued work together.
Maureen is an excellent special education advocate and she is one of the professionals I recommend most frequently to parents seeking additional guidance and support through the special education process. She has a deep knowledge of special education law, experience with a number of school systems, and a wealth of knowledge about how things work “on the ground.” She is very quick to respond to needs and is also respectful of others’ time. She is professional, knowledgeable, organized, and truly dedicated to her work.
We hired Maureen as an educational advocate for my son who has Autism when we lived in the City of Boston. She was organized, professional and personable. I don’t think we could have survived the IEP process in Boston without her! Many advocates won’t even work in Boston but Maureen does so with expertise.
Patricia (O’Donnell) Sandoz
Maureen came recommended to us through the Center who evaluated my child with Autism. After countless disappointments by the school system in providing my son the services he required, Maureen was able to make it happen. I cannot express my gratitude to her for the amazing work she did for my family and my son. Her depth of knowleadge, understanding and strong passion for what she does is beyond words. She is personable and kind. My son is now receiving the services he required and we were not able to get without her. Maureen is an asset to any family who has a child with special needs. It is more than a pleasure for me to recommend her to anyone. My son is in a much better place as a result of her hard work.
My husband and I worked for years to try our best to ensure that our son recieved the proper education. WIth Maureen as part of our team we achieved a major goal that has changed our son’s life. I would highly reccommend Maureen.
Carol Nemet Curran
Maureen is an expert in her field and we would recommend her to anyone seeking an education advocate. We are very pleased with her professionalism and results. We continue to work with Maureen.
Shannon Duquette CCLP, CISR, CRIS
My husband and I hired Maureen as a Special Education Advocate to help us obtain out-of-district placement for our daughter with autism. Maureen was extremely knowledgeable and personable and made us feel comfortable and confident that we would achieve the outcome we were hoping for. She took us as far as she possibly could and then informed us we would need an attorney from that point forward, but she went above and beyond up until that point so that our attorney (her partner) could step in and take over with most of the leg work already done by Maureen. We highly recommend Maureen for anyone looking to hire an advocate for their special needs child.
I have worked with Maureen and I have found her to be a very knowledgeable, caring and competent special education advocate. She has both the professionalism and expertise needed to successfully negotiate with school systems to secure the most appropriate and beneficial services for special education students. Maureen’s passion for her role is evident as she works diligently and tenaciously for her clients and their families. I highly recommend her as a special education advocate.
I had hired Maureen Brown to sit in on my 4 year olds sons Non Verbal Learning Disability IEP meeting. She was recommended by my sons neuropsych. We got what he needed with her help. She is able to read reports and interpret evaluations and school reports that are involved, she highlights important facts and summarizes well. We were very pleased and would definitely use her again if needed.
We worked with Maureen when advocating with our school district for our son. She advised, guided and supported us throughout the process. With her knowledge and expertise, we were successful in our endeavors to best meet the needs of our son. We have recommended Maureen, without hesitation, to several other families.