3.6 Supporting Families Through Advocacy with Jennifer Bernheim
In this special episode, we’re joined by Jennifer Bernheim, founder of Right To Read Advocacy for a conversation about advocacy and the family vision for student success.
As the mom of a dyslexic learner, Jennifer knows how challenging it can be to navigate the special education process in a public school district, and she helps parents demystify this overwhelming process and empower them to support their child's needs.
Her recent education includes the Orton-Gillingham Academy Subscriber Course and WrightsLaw Special Ed Law & Advocacy Training. She has completed the esteemed Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Special Education and Advocacy Training (SEAT) 1.0 course and is currently enrolled in SEAT 2.0. Jennifer adheres to COPAA’s Advocate Voluntary Code of Ethics.
Jennifer has a master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband, their three children, and their Australian labradoodle.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Decoding Dyslexia
- International Dyslexia Association
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
- Dyslexia Training Institute
- Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
- Overcoming Dyslexia - Course
- Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy by Pamela Wright and Peter Wright
- Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments by Melissa Lee Farrall, Pamela Wright, and Peter Wright
- Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
- Finding My Superpower: A book for dyslexic thinkers by Sarah Prestidge
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