Helping parents and case managers learn how to advocate for their special needs students. Who are we?Hire The IEP Strategist

What people are saying

From Clueless to Confident

“Sitting here substitute teaching (watching and keeping order) for Biology I Honors class thinking bout my 2 grandsons (Kel is 5 and DJ is 15). Both have been with me since birth and labeled professionally with learning disabilities. One they both have in common is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I started noticing Kim Kizito talking/blogging about her daughter’s adventure with Autism. I realized it was similar to my adventures with my 2 grandkids. Number one I learned that I am not alone and kids can live a full filling life even not fitting into the mold that society has for them. We all have to find what works and expand from there. Concerning my grandkids, it was up to me and family to put a plan in place (IEP, 504) whatever is needed to give them the best in life. Listen to yourself, you know what they need. You may need someone like Kim to help get a plan in place. The help/opportunities are out there. Let’s use our resources like I’ve learned from Kim. I bet she didn’t know she was helping me. Thank you Kim Kizito for all you do! “

Lorene Cunningham, Parent

You CAN Do this!


As a general education teacher and a special educator, I am glad that there are advocates and parents like Ms. Kizito. She is always ready to help any adult or student understand those around them with autism. She is positive and sure in her dealings to make sure that students receive what they need to be successful as well as so that every stakeholder understands the true reasoning based on the needs of the student with autism.

Yeoman Payne, Middle School Teacher

Small Steps/Big Rewards!


Kim Kizito is an amazing advocate for students with disabilities in Special Education. She was instrumental in helping me navigate through the process of having my high school age daughter retested, as she felt that she may have been struggling with more than ADHD. Kim’s knowledge, persistence and understanding of IEPs and Special Education was key to helping me discover that my child not only has ADHD, but she also has a Learning Disability. I will be forever grateful for helping me to help my daughter and make sure her educational needs were met.

Ashlee Tolbert, Parent

Feedback From Class Participants


“The speaker is very passionate about the topic!”

“The workshop was very informative as a case manager, I will be utilizing the skills taught during the workshop.”

“Loved the case study examples!”

“Host was excellent!”

“No improvements are needed!”


All Via Teleconference!

We were very stressed about engaging in the IEP eligibility process since our school had a reputation for being difficult and we were new to the world of special education. Several friends suggested that we engage the services of a parent advocate who would hold our hand throughout the process and be a strong advocate for our daughter. We were referred to Kim Kizito based on her many years of experience successfully guiding families through the IEP and/or 504 Process. Kim was like a compass who expertly and lovingly guided us throughout every step of the process! She was very attentive to our needs and extremely knowledgeable and made us feel that we had a strong advocate in our corner. We especially loved that whenever the school’s special education team engaged in inappropriate conduct that she didn’t back down one bit and challenged their actions and gave us the confidence we needed to stand toe-to-toe to negotiate with the team to get our daughter the support she so desperately needs.  We don’t know what we would have done without Kim’s guidance and highly recommend her to every parent of a child with special needs!!!

Angel & Jay Taylor, Parents (and both attorneys)

Find Exactly What You Need

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Look.  It may not seem easy to you.  You may hate the process.  You may be new at this. We aren’t. We pride ourselves on knowing how to navigate the process.  We can teach you how.  Or we can do it for you.  You decide.

Why are you here?

You’re a parent, a guardian or loved one of a special needs child.  You’re a teacher, school administrator or staff.  You’re a case manager, social worker, or someone who wants a better understanding of the special needs process in schools.


What do you need?

You want to learn how to advocate for your child without hiring an advocate.  You want to hire an advocate because you’re not sure you can do this alone.  You want someone to teach your employees or co-workers about advocating for students. 


Take a look around!

Once you’ve identified your needs, take a look at the menu and choose where you’d like to get help!  If you are still unsure, click the Contact Us button to schedule a Discovery Call and we’ll help you decide where we can best serve you.