Advocacy Office of Gerri Fleming LLC
161 East Avenue, Suite 104, Norwalk,
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 GraduateSpecial 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 AdvocateCouncil of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Former Board MemberGreenwich Autism Program
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.
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.