Hello Special Mom!

Are you struggling with the special ed process?

Want to do more to help your child?

Let me show you how to help your child exceed all expectations!

I am a special education advocate and educational consultant and the author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide.

Together we will find ways to help your child thrive!

What Parents & Professionals Say…

Bonnie is a connector of people from so many different modalities that come together to assist students, building a bridge of understanding between parent, educator, and a system that struggles to understand how all of these pieces fit together.

Vickie Bockenkamp

Tools for Learning

There are not many people as uniquely experienced who can assist so effectively and personally as Bonnie. The special education process is often, sadly, beyond basic logic and reasoning. An advocate like Bonnie is a necessity to survive and thrive for families in this path.

Jeanie S.

Special Ed Mom

I credit Bonnie with instilling in me the HOPE that my daughter will one day be an independent, contributing member of society. Bonnie didn’t even know me at the time, yet I sensed her passion for advocating not only for my daughter, but also for me.

Barbara C.

Special Ed Mom

Bonnie’s tenacity with staying abreast of the latest research on child development, special needs and navigating special needs administration is unparalleled. Whether one’s needs in these areas are light, moderate or extensive — Bonnie as an advocate and coach would be an immense asset.

Amy B.

Special Ed Mom

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10 Ways to Have Better IEP Meetings

You may have read about me in Special Ed Mom’s Survival Guide.  I’m Bonnie’s husband Steve, otherwise known as the dad who had a hard time letting go of my dreams for a typical son.  Those days are behind me. As a professional mediator, I thought I could handle IEP...

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Self-Advocacy: A Critical Skill for Special Ed Students

In all my advocacy work as a parent, and all the individual work with students, I have found self-advocacy to be one of the most important skills that a student can develop. Self-advocacy is the ability to ask for the support that is needed in order to be successful...

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10 Super Fun Building Toys That Aren’t Legos!

We all know that little builders are thrilled when they get a Lego kit, but did you know there are a lot of other great ways to stretch the imagination of a visual spatial creator? Other plastic toys and magnet kits provide great opportunities to learn...

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About Bonnie

My goal is to help you help your child. Whether you need a special ed advocate to help with school, or a parenting coach to help with home and outside solutions, I can help you find the best support for your child.

I am a special education advocate and educational consultant in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County, California. I am also the author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide, a comprehension guide to surviving and thriving the special education process.


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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 462
Ojai, California 93024

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