Abby Reifman Fisch works to help families understand their rights and advocates for children with disabilities through consultations and at school meetings. Her extensive experience and knowledge as a former special education teacher and special needs advocate allow her to understand the complexities of working within the educational system and what it takes to make a difference in a student’s educational experience. She listens, strategizes, and acts according to parent goals and student need.
Ms. Fisch has a clear understanding of the IEP process and is able to guide families through all aspects of the IEP process, including: intervention, eligibility, services, accommodations, goals, disagreements, and progress monitoring. Her experience as an award winning educator ensures her ability to engage as a crucial member of the IEP team, articulating services needed and collaborating to address issues which may arise. She has professional experience identifying and implementing supports in behavior assessment and management, reading intervention, data collection, curriculum development, staff development, and differentiation.
On top of her passion supporting children with disabilities and ensuring they are granted the supports and services they are entitled, Ms. Fisch is an experienced educator, providing workshops, networking, and serving as a guest speaker to share tools to help all members of the IEP team find their voice and ability to successfully advocate throughout all components of the IEP process.
Ms. Fisch owns Fisch Educational Support, LLC and is a member of the Counsel for Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). She regularly takes part in professional development opportunities, staying up-to-date on best educational practices, advocacy development, and policy.
Reach Abby at Abby@MakingSchoolWork.com