Special Education Advocate and Consultant
Rebecca Sabatino is a highly experienced Special Education Advocate & Consultant working to help families secure the rights of students with special education needs through the IEP process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). She has been advocating for students with disabilities since 2013. Rebecca specializes in obtaining appropriate supports and related services for students with learning & social/emotional disabilities, developmental delays, and dyslexia.
Her decision to become a professional advocate was formed when she witnessed the impact a School District failing to provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) had on her own children. Rebecca’s quest for knowledge was driven by her own experience of having children with special education needs and the desire to see others get the help they need.
Rebecca has a keen knowledge and understanding of navigating the school system and the complexities that come with having a child with special needs. Her background continues to drive her passion to assist families, provide the guidance necessary to obtain appropriate results and services that meet the unique needs of the child. Having children diagnosed with auditory & visual processing disorders, mixed dyslexia, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder allows her to understand the daily struggles individuals and families go through on a daily basis.
She understands the power of relationships and is known and appreciated for her collaborative approach to finding solutions for the impasses that parents often experience with securing the appropriate special education services for their children. Rebecca has the expertise in finding solutions by building relationships with the schools on behalf of the families. She has made amazing strides in getting evidence-based programs for her clients and has helped secure special education and related services that meet her clients’ unique needs. She is also known for her heartfelt work with underprivileged and underrepresented students.
Over the course of the past several years, she has helped families obtain a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for their children and has worked closely with parents to secure eligibility and appropriate services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).