Liz Capone, M.S.

Advocate and Certified Expert Witness in Special Education

When you are sitting in a meeting where complex terminology is being discussed and the future of your child’s education is at stake, you want someone sitting next to you who has chaired over 500 IEP meetings.
I have written IEPs and conducted IEP meetings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for 21 years as a Special Education team leader, teacher, and IEP Coordinator. I have taught students in all grades, pre-K through 12, in a wide variety of settings, from general education to an acute unit.
I will break down the entire IEP process for you from an insider’s point of view, so you can come to meetings with an arsenal of knowledge and confidence.

Services

Available in all 50 States

  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Forensic Document Analysis
  • IEP Meeting Preparation and Participation-
    • Eligibility
    • Periodic Review
    • Reevaluation
    • Annual Review
    • Assessment Recommendations
    • Manifestation
  • IEP Goal Writing
  • 504 Plans
  • IEP Interpretation-
    • Present Levels of Performance
    • Annual Goals and Objectives
    • Supplementary Aides and Services
    • Hours of Service
    • Least Restrictive Environment
    • Appropriate Placement
    • Extended School Year
    • Transition Plan
  • Parent Conference Preparation and Participation
  • Home and Hospital
  • School Accountability for Bullying
  • School Discipline Issues
  • High School Graduation Tracking and Planning
Call 240-350-8078 or send a message below to set up a free consultation

About Liz

I earned my master’s degree in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, where I had Dr. Larry Larsen as a professor and later a mentor. As a foster care Special Education advocate in DC, I presented in DC Superior Court over 200 times and testified in over 60 due process hearings. After having a daughter, I returned to my first love, teaching, for 21 years. I am currently certified as a Special Education teacher in Maryland and Virginia. In my free time, I enjoy doing calligraphy and a good Lifetime movie.

Experience

Baltimore County- Self Contained Pre-K, Grade 2 Resource and Inclusion
DC- Grades 1-6 Resource and Inclusion, 3-4 Self Contained, Grade 9 Self Contained, 9-10 Inclusion, Foster Care Advocate
Fairfax County- 8th Grade Virtual Self Contained and Inclusion
Howard County- Grades 4-5 Resource and Inclusion, 9-12 Self Contained and Inclusion
Montgomery County- Grades K-5 Resource, Inclusion, and ESY, 6-8 Inclusion, 6-12 Acute Unit, RTC 9-12
Prince George’s County- Grades 1-6 Resource and Inclusion, 9-12 ESY

Presentations

The Arc of Northern Virginia-Planning for Transitions, 10/22

Decoding Dyslexia Utah- Creating Strength Based IEPs, 10/22

NAMI Howard County- Ensuring Effective School Supports, 9/22

The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia- Kicking off the School Year Right, 8/22

The Florida Bar, Family Law Section- When Parties Disagree on Educational Matters, 5/22

Parenting ADHD Podcast, Episode 174Securing School Accommodations, 5/22

Articles

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding FBAs and BIPs

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding the Different Types of IEP Meetings

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