Liz Capone, M.S.

Advocate and Certified Expert Witness in Special Education

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

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

Formed Families Forward- ESY Explained, 5/22

The ARC of Loudoun Parent Support Group- Parent Q&A, 4/22

Pathfinders for Autism- Where Do I Begin? Understanding the IEP Meeting, 4/22

George Washington University, Class of Dr. Doran Gresham-  Trends In Special Education, 2/22

The ARC of Greater Prince William- Preparing for the Annual Review, 2/22

Webinar with Attorney Lisa Seltzer Becker- School Discipline A-Z, 2/22

The ARC of Loudoun Parent Support Group- Strategies for Communication and Collaboration with IEP Teams, 12/21

NAMI Montgomery County Parent Basics Class- Be the Informed Parent: Navigating the IEP Process, 11/21

Articles

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding FBAs and BIPs

Pathfinders for Autism Understanding the Different Types of IEP Meetings