Having Andrea at our son's IEP meetings changed everything for us. Her expertise and understanding enabled us to feel relaxed and hopeful. Her input helped us to gain a perspective on what needed to be done for our son to be successful. We were able to focus on the topics being discussed while feeling confident that all options for our son's education were being explored. Having Andrea as our Educational Advocate was the best decision that we could have made for the future of our son.
Even as involved parents our family got to the point where we needed help navigating the IEP process for our son. The support provided by Andrea Gallo was invaluable. She was able to provide feedback and insight that we were not able to see on our own. With Andrea’s support we were able to become better IEP team members and achieve what was needed for our son. Andrea is the entire package, incredibly knowledgeable of the entire process, realistic and grounded with her advice, and a complete badass when needed! I can’t speak highly enough of her and would not hesitate to work with her again!
Within a single school year, we had 5 separate IEP revisions, 2 full re-evaluations, and a functional behavior analysis for our son. It was a horrible school year where our son lost a lot of ground educationally, emotionally, and socially. And at the same time we were absolutely drowning in paperwork and the alphabet soup of special education acronyms. I was more my son's case manager than his mom. And of course I always get emotional when pushing for better accommodations to help him. Working with Andrea Gallo has been an absolute life saver for us! She's an expert in the field of special education with years and years of experience. She's able to comb through the enormous amount of information, pages and pages of reports, evaluations and documentation, make sense of it all, and then give us a concise synopsis so we can make informed decisions to better support our son.
The best thing I ever did for my child's education was hire education advocate Andrea Gallo. She is patient and thorough and did everything she could to help my child and support me demanding an appropriate education. She is highly knowledgeable, has a great personality and will do everything she can to help your family get results with your school district. She is incredibly resourceful and works tirelessly for families. She gives far more than her hourly rate. I could not recommend her more highly.