Heather Lambert has 17 years experience as an educator. She is a certified teacher and school counselor. She worked as a teacher, school counselor, Lead Counselor and administrator, and 504 coordinator. She continues to lead trainings for counselors, teachers, LSSPs, and mental health professionals Some of her clients include:
Fort Bend ISD
Spring Branch ISD
Stephen F Austin Community Health Network
The National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME)
Educational Advocacy Services include:
- Attending and advocating at initial, yearly, and requested 504, ARD, and IEP meetings.
- Advocating for disabled students' rights.
- Evaluating school communications and advising parents/caregivers regarding their rights.
- With parental consent, serving as a liaison between school personnel and families.
- Preparing a list of recommended accommodations based upon disability for presentation to school officials (K-12) or College/University disability services offices.
Your right to have an educational advocate at your IEP, ARD, 504, or educational meetings is protected by:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in both the federal statutes and regulations. Under 20 U.S.C. §1414(d)(1)(B)(vi), the IEP team may include “individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child” at the discretion of "the parent or the agency.” (emphasis added). Under 34 C.F.R § 300.613(b)(3) of the IDEA regulations, parents have the “right to have a representative of the parent inspect and review the records.” (emphasis added).
Fee for services:
The standard fee of $110 per hour applies. (additional fees for travel may be incurred.)
As insurance does not generally cover these educational services, a sliding scale is available to help those in need access the support. Please inquire at [email protected] for additional information.
Heather Lambert, LPC is a member of COPAA the Council of Parent, Attorneys, and Advocates, Inc.