Coaching: IDEA Specialist

Wilbur Hawke

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Wilbur Hawke 
is a nationally-recognized expert on the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and strategic & collaborative participation in educational planning.

In his own words… 

“I am the father of  two sons (one  with a disability) and was a stay at home dad after my youngest became sick at six months.  I successfully navigated hospitals, pediatricians, the early intervention system, and the public school system.  I was responsible for the IEP and participated in all the meetings until my son was old enough to make his own decisions.  I have taught parents how to access the special education process based on this personal experience for the past twenty years. 

My goal is always to help parents to understand how to do non-emotional, clearly documented, collaborative business with a focus on outcomes.  Not personal just business.”


12/3/2013 – A cool letter about Wilbur (published with permission)