Mercedes Carbone Educational Consultant

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mercedes Carbone, Educational and Therapeutic Consultant. She has a wealth of experience in the field of special education and therapeutic treatment programs.  If you would  like to contact Mercedes you can reach her at (510) 414-0291. How long have you been consulting? I started consulting in 2002, so it’s been twelve years.  My background is in special education. I have a Masters in Special...

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Story Unfolds of Son’s Pre-Natal Exposure to Methamphetamine

I had the pleasure of interviewing Erica, an adoptive mom whose son had pre-natal exposure to methamphetamine. There is a lot of information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but less is known about the birth effects of exposure to methamphetamines. Read about Erica’s family’s courageous journey to help her son cope with his learning and behavioral challenges in this interview. How did you make the decision to adopt? Mine is a story of...

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Adoptive Mom Advocates for Daughter’s Special Needs

Adoptive Mom Advocates for Daughter’s Special Needs

In this interview, an adoptive parent shares her story about how she secured the school district’s funding to partially cover the costs of residential treatment for her daughter’s special needs. “It’s kind of sad but you need to have several failures in order to determine that residential treatment is the last and only resort. You only get help when your child has hit rock bottom. As a mother, I know in my heart if my daughter was not in...

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ADAMS ESQUIRE Special Education Attorney, Oakland, California

ADAMS ESQUIRE Special Education Attorney, Oakland, California

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Adams, Special Education Attorney at her offices in Oakland, California. Jean Murrell Adams opened the law firm of ADAMS ESQ in October of 2002.  Ms. Adams’ experiences in advocating for a child with exceptional needs compelled her to establish a special education law practice.  Over the past decade, ADAMS ESQ has represented hundreds of special needs children and has expanded to include locations...

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