Special Education Advocate in Connecticut

The Advocacy Office of Gerri Fleming LLC
161 East Avenue, Suite 104,
Norwalk, CT 06851

Gerri Fleming - Gerri Fleming started her professional career as a high school History teacher in New York City. She stopped teaching after moving to Connecticut, and re-entered the workforce by opening up her own advocacy practice in Norwalk in 2007. Gerri is passionate about advocating for children with special needs.

SEAT Graduate—Special Education Advocacy Training - SEAT was a year-long course funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) awarded to the University of Southern California, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, (USC, UCEDD) in partnership with the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) to develop a national special education advocacy training curriculum through this pilot program. The funding for the pilot program to field test the curriculum lasted for three years. Gerri was part of the second cohort of SEAT trainees, in the second year of the grant. The grant provided for extensive classroom training by an attorney and an advocate and a practicum in a special education law firm.

ASRC Advocacy Training Series - This was a 60 hour advocacy course taught at the Autism Spectrum Resource Center in Hamden, Connecticut.

Member Advocate—Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Former Board Member—Greenwich Autism Program

Vice President and Executive Board Member of Special Education Equity for Kids of CT - SEEK of CT is a newly formed group made up of attorneys, advocates, and parents focused on improving the educational outcomes for children with disabilities by influencing policy discussions and in shaping legislative efforts on behalf of students with disabilities in Connecticut.

The Advocacy Office of Gerri Fleming, LLC concentrates on matters related to special education and disability protection for children and young adults. The office is located in Norwalk in lower Fairfield County, but serves all of Connecticut. Gerri Fleming is available for consultations on special education issues under IDEA, FERPA, and section 504. She can also provide information on Birth to Three services, ADA issues, OCR complaints, disability harassment/bullying, and transition. Gerri Fleming is a non-attorney special education advocate providing information, not legal advice or counsel.