Jen Feerick
Special Education Advocate
California

Empowering you to be your child's most effective advocate!

About Feerick Advocacy, LLC

Special Education Advocate

Feerick Advocacy, LLC is here to help you navigate the special education, IEP, and Section 504 process. Many parents are so overwhelmed by the special education process that they are unable to maintain healthy relationships with the school while negotiating the necessary services for their child’s success. Feerick Advocacy, LLC can help you plot a course through the special education process while cultivating positive relationship within your school community.  

How it works?

Feerick Advocacy, LLC can help you request a special education evaluation; understand the evaluation process; correspond with the school; attend IEP, Section 504 and related meetings; identify present levels of performance based upon objective test data; and help identify SMART goals for inclusion in the IEP. Feerick Advocacy, LLC can partner with you through an impasse at just one phase of the special education process or can help you every step of the way.  


Jen Feerick

Jen works tirelessly for children with physical and intellectual disabilities, such as specific learning disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbances, and more. She understands the emotional toll the special education process takes on parents and works to support them throughout the IEP and Section 504 process. She also understands our children will only be able to live their fullest potential if they receive services that match their special education needs.  Jen will advocate on your family's behalf with this in mind.  She comes from a place of caring and it shows in her work as an advocate.

Jen Feerick's Resume

Special Education Advocacy and Training

  • Certified Special Education Advocate, William & Mary Law School's Institute for Special Education Advocacy, Co-Sponsored by Wrightslaw, 2017
  • International Dyslexia Conference, October 2018
  • Power Up Your Practice, Advocacy Training, January to July 2018
  • COPAA Conference, March 2018: Ensuring the Student with Autism is Receiving FAPE; Effective Use of Cognitive Evaluations; Baselines, Bellcurves, Batteries and Bias; Meaningful Related Services; and Comprehensive Speech/Language Assessments
  • Practicing Law Institute's Program entitled Advocacy for Low Income Children with Disabilities in CA, 2017 and 2016
  • COPAA, 2017 and 2016 Webinar Series
  • Practicing Law Institute's Program entitled California Special Education Law, 2016
  • Parents Helping Parents, Special Education Basics Training, 2016

Other Work Experience

  • Feerick Lynch MacCartney, LLP, NY, Attorney, 2005-2014
  • N.Y. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Dep't, NY, Senior Court Attorney, 2000-05
  • Walsh & Sheehan, LLP, NY, Attorney, 1998-2000


Fun Facts

  • Jen is a certified Yoga Instructor.
  • Jen is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
  • Jen is a member of the National Charity League.
  • Jen ran a SMART Board fundraiser campaign at her children's elementary school. 
  • Jen loves to walk, hike or do any other physical activity.

Testimonials

Ellen B.

I complained to Jen that my dyslexic child was receiving substantial services from the school but was not making any progress in reading. Although I believed my child was receiving services in the form of the Wilson Reading System, Jen helped me figure out that the program was not working because it was not being offered in the step-by-step fashion vital to its success. Instead, the resource teacher was supplementing my child's classroom lessons with a corresponding Wilson lesson.  


Because of Jen's assistance, the resource teacher is now using the 10-step Wilson Reading System properly. Finally, my daughter is making real progress, having advanced 4 steps in five months.

Sharon R.

Jen reviewed each test and the results performed by the school and then had me request additional tests that should have been performed by the school. Jen also prepared me for the IEP meeting: what to expect, what questions to ask, and how to get the best possible services for my child.  It was because of Jen Feerick and her guidance that we had a successful IEP meeting.


This can be a very emotional process. Jen understood what I was going through and was able to lead me down the best path. I highly recommend Jen Feerick as a special education advocate.

K.T.

For all parents (new and experienced with IEP/504), Jen is the person you want by your side who truly cares for the needs and services children need in order to succeed.


I was floored by her scientific approach to disseminate information, attention to detail and willingness to collaborate with everyone on the team. I would recommend working with Jen to ensure your child's success.

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Feerick Advocacy LLC

San Jose, California

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