"From our first call to Stephanie, who came highly recommended by another parent in town, she immediately put me at ease by giving excellent advice as to how to best prepare for that first IEP meeting. She is extremely knowledgeable about educational services for youth on the Autism Spectrum, helped suggest the appropriate evaluations and accompanying documentation needed for my son’s transition to preschool, and approached every meeting with professionalism and respect for all those around the table. Not only did this result in an excellent IEP that solidified services from the start of my son’s experience in public school, but it began an ongoing and positive dialogue with his educators that she helped set forth by making suggestions for regular means of communication. Stephanie has supported us for the past three years in our IEP meetings and preparation process, and I have referred several friends to her agency who are struggling to get the services their children need and deserve. We feel blessed to have had Stephanie’s involvement from the start because even though I’m a professional in the human services field, I realized early on that it would too much of an emotional process to go through alone when it’s your own child that’s involved. She inspired calm and confidence by advising us, thoroughly reviewing IEP documents, and writing thoughtful responses to the District. I would recommend her or any of her colleagues to a family just starting out in this daunting process, or wherever you are along your journey of seeking the right services for your child."
- M.G. (Parent)
"Stephanie has worked with our family through every facet of the IEP process. She brings a calming; assertive (not aggressive) manner to the table that gives us confidence and assures that our son gets the services that he needs. We cannot say enough about the importance of her advocacy in our son's education."
- K.B. (Parent)
"Working with Stephanie Leblanc has been one of the best decisions our family has ever made. Stephanie came highly recommended to us in 2011 by a board member and an administrator of a private school for autism in the Greater Boston area. Our family was about to embark on a major decision and sacrifice to provide our children with the best education possible, and it was clear we would need help. Stephanie helped us obtain placements for each of our children in an exclusive ABA program in the Greater Boston area. She also helped us obtain additional services and supports that we were unaware we could advocate for, yet desperately needed at the time. The progress our children made in that program, as well as the progress our family made together as a whole, was life changing to say the least. Several years later we moved out of state, but quickly found ourselves making the decision to move back to Massachusetts. Stephanie was the first call we made. This time, she helped us obtain placements for each of our children in a well-known private school for autism in western Massachusetts.
Stephanie Leblanc’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism in autism education advocacy are unparalleled. Due to her many years of experience as an autism advocate, as well as being the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, she has a wealth of information and resources. This has been vital to our success. She will work with you to meet you at the level of support you need, and ensures your goals are her priority every step of the way. She is detail oriented, data-driven, and fact-based. One of the most notable qualities about Stephanie is her unique ability to balance being a staunch advocate for her families while working cooperatively with school districts to get results. She has an incredible way of maintaining a collaborative team approach, even when decisions may be challenging to agree on. Administrators and team members from each school district we have worked with have commented on what a pleasure it is to work with Stephanie. We have been able to achieve all of our goals working with Stephanie, as well as build and maintain positive relationships with the school districts we have worked with. This has been invaluable to our children’s education. Stephanie truly wants to give parents the tools they need to succeed so that they can become their child’s best advocate, and she has helped us accomplish just that. It is one of the greatest gifts we have ever received, and I don’t know where we would be today without her."
- D.W. (Parent)
"…I am truly blessed to have Stephanie LeBlanc in my life and especially my son’s life. We would be lost without her. She has been there fighting for my son and his rights for the longest time. She has been there with us for my son’s IEP meetings, regular meetings and making sure my son gets everything he needs. Stephanie has made sure that if the school system could not help him that he was placed in the right school and my son is at the right school thriving, he even made Student of the Week. If you don’t know where to turn and you have questions on your child’s needs contact Stephanie. No doubt parents are the best advocates for their children but we all need help sometimes."
- R.D. (Parent)
"Our attorney recommended we reach out to Stephanie for her assistance with working with our school system and finding a new school for our son. From our very first conversation with Stephanie we knew she would be able to help us reach our goal. We are so pleased that our son is doing so well in his new school. Even though we are confident he is in the right place, we continue to work with Stephanie so we will know we are making the best decisions we can for our child."
– C.L. (Parent)
"My wife and I have worked with Stephanie for 8 years now. Our first need was for my then 4 year old to get better services at the public school. We worked with Stephanie on this and we were successful in securing what my son needed at the time. Over the years that followed we worked with Stephanie and the school district to transition my son to an out of district school that fit his needs better. Every year we have Stephanie at our annual IEP meetings to make sure nothing is missed. I cannot say enough good things about her!"
- D.S. (Parent)
"Stephanie LeBlanc has been aiding my family for several years. She has guided us through the IEP process with much help and understanding. Stephanie knows how to navigate the meeting process and get the best and most out the IEP. She is a pleasure to work with and I know our son is getting what he needs with her help and cooperation with the school."
– D.G. (Parent)