After graduating from Harvard Law School, I went to practice law at Boston's largest law firm, Ropes & Gray LLP. There I worked for large multinational clients, representing them in complex commercial and securities litigation and enforcement matters. But when my son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 2, everything changed for me.
Like many of you, I never intended to learn anything about special education. When my son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, I was suddenly thrust into a world I never wanted to be in, with the knowledge that it was my great responsibility to ensure that my son got all the assistance, intervention, education, and support for him to become his best self. This meant that I needed to learn everything I could about autism, therapies, and special education, and I had to do it fast.
Throughout the special education process, I kept thinking about how parents are able to advocate for their children when they don’t have a law degree; when they don’t have the flexibility in their schedules to attend countless meetings and appointments; when they don’t have the resources to learn everything from the ground up to fight for their kids?
I want to help you through that process. Let me be the attorney so you can just be "Mom" or "Dad."