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PLACE can contract with you to provide:

  • Professional learning (training, coaching, PD)

  • Advocacy/Mediation

  • Consulting Services

  • Program Evaluations

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Advocacy for Parents and Families

Navigating special education is not always easy, and it's helpful to have someone with experience guiding you as you work with your child's school and/or IEP team. We offer advocacy support (not legal advice) to parents and family members on a sliding fee scale. The first hour is always free!

​Advocacy supports may include:

  • Understanding Special Education Processes

  • IEP/504 Reviews

  • IEP/504 Meeting Support

  • Generating Questions for School Teams

For more information, email Dr. Teri Marx at

Free Resources

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Fact Sheet

Professional Areas of Expertise

Professional Learning: Training, Coaching, PD

  • Special Education

    • IEP development and implementation

    • Specially designed instruction (SDI)

  • Multi-tiered System of Supports  (MTSS) 

    • Data-based decision making ​

    • Tiered Instruction and Intervention

    • Teaming

    • Classroom management​

  • Equitable education for diverse learners

    • Universal design for learning (UDL)

    • Culturally responsive and sustaining education

Program Evaluation and Audit Methods

  • Descriptive statistics

  • Focus groups, interviews 

  • Survey design and analysis

  • Training and coaching evaluations

  • Implementation fidelity/observational assessments

  • Formative and Summative evaluations for grant-funded initiatives

    • OSEP-funded grants are our specialty! (SPDG, SSIP, Stepping Up, TA&D Centers)



  • Policy and/or Guidance document development

  • Applying systems thinking to continuous improvement and implementation science

Professional Presentations

CEC 2024 Session Content: Leading MTSS with Intentionality

Presenters: Teri Marx (PLACE), Jason Harlacher (AIR), Nicole Bucka (Westbay Collaborative)

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