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What if you could turn the challenges of the IEP process into a journey of empowerment and advocacy? Meet Adriane Gay, founder of ABG Special Ed Consulting, who shares her inspiring journey of transforming her personal experiences into a mission to support parents navigating the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Adriane’s work is deeply rooted in her passion for special education, driven by her brother’s challenges, and leads to her becoming an advocate for children with special needs. Tune in as we unpack the intricate steps of the IEP process, from initial evaluations by specialists to developing tailored goals for each child. Adriane also talks about the common barriers parents encounter, such as schools’ reluctance to allocate resources, and the legal pathways available to ensure compliance, like due process.

Join us in exploring how Adriane empowers parents with practical knowledge and strategies to confidently navigate educational meetings and psychological reports. We discuss the emotional hurdles parents face and effective ways to simplify complex information. Adriane emphasizes the importance of virtual support during IEP meetings and shares the wealth of resources available on her blog,, designed to guide parents through each step of the special education journey. Hear a touching story about Adriane’s brother, illustrating the resilience and strength required in supporting a loved one with special needs. To wrap up, Adriane leaves us with a powerful reminder to live life to the fullest, encapsulating her life mantra, “YOLO – you only live once.” This episode is a heartfelt guide for parents and advocates striving to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.

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