The Benitez Family, CNUSD

God sent an ally… It was March of 2008 when my husband and I first met Ms. Valerie Aprahamian. The woman’s exterior facade was businesslike, intelligent and very professional but underneath this demeanor laid a crusader, an advocate of the rights of the unheard and under privileged special needs children. Above all, simply a fellow mother who is experiencing her… Read more…

 

Justin Testimonial

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Justin was judged and treated poorly at school and denied special education services as early as four years old. I fought the best way I knew how but was never successful with getting the school district to understand Justin’s needs. The school site administrators at the SST meetings would make me feel like it was my fault he had problems… Read more…

 

Tara Testimonial

Simply put, my entire world changed for the better after I hired Valerie. She applied her wealth of knowledge, persistence, compassion, and connections to obtain for my child what I honestly consider to be the special education service ‘lotto.’ I was lost and confused trying to navigate the process on my own. I had nothing. My life was a mess…. Read more…

 

Julie, CNUSD

My son has a learning disability and has been on an IEP since the 2nd grade but he never really got the help he needed. When he started junior high he was so frustrated that he came home crying everyday. I hired Valerie to help my twice exceptional child get all the accommodations, supports and services he needed. Valerie has… Read more…

 

Lisa , RUSD

When my son, Troy, and I walked into Valerie’s office for the first time, we were both very nervous. By the time we left, we both were overwhelmed with a sense of relief. Years of anger, frustration, and tears over Troy’s educational experience had been replaced with a sense of hope. Even though I am a teacher myself, I continued… Read more…

 

Susan, CNUSD

We had no idea where to begin after our son was diagnosed with Autism when he was three. Valerie was able to guide us in getting the services that our son was entitled to and has been an integral part of his IEP team for the last six years. We would be lost without her.  

 

Jessika, LEUSD

My son’s learning disability was keeping him from learning. He is now in High School and we needed to get him help as quickly as possible. I was unable to navigate through the rules of the IEP meeting and did not receive any help from the school or the district even though I tried. Calling Valerie has been the best… Read more…