What I do here–share information and resources so that parents can make more informed decisions regarding your child with disabilities and their IEP. And have fun!
About Lisa Lightner: Professional Special Education Advocate, completion of COPAA Advanced Advocate Certificate, expected March 2020. Completed a 12-week certification course from National Special Education Advocacy Institute, 2011. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Devereux Board of Trustees- Devereux Family Advisory Board (current) COPAA, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a member in good standing. 2012 Arc of Chester County Special Education Advocate of the year Board member for Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition, 2013-2015; Secretary/Executive Committee for 2014-2015 Former Chairperson Chester County Right to Education Task Force, 3 years. Have testified before PA State Special Education Funding Commission PA State Education Branch of NAACP on issues related to Disability Community testified before the committee. Testified before PA State Senate Education Committee. Parent Advisory Board, PA Education Voters. Former Board Member, Dup15Q Alliance (when it was IDEAS). Former Board Member, PEAC-PA Education for All Coalition. Shot at Life Champion and Credentialed Lobbyist for UN Foundation. Fellow for Save the Children PTO President, Devereux CARES, 4 years, Secretary, 1 year. Former Instructor for county Adult Vocational Program. As Seen In/On: About the Blog and Podcast reach: Monthly Page Views: 400,000 Monthly Listens-10,000 Mailing List-26,000 Facebook Page-62,000 Facebook Group-40,000 Pinterest-24,000 Personal Facebook Profile-2000 followers Featured by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Impatient Optimists” blog Sesame Place-ambassador, 4 years National Constitution Center-Family Blog Ambassador, 2 years Longwood Gardens- Star Blogger/Ambassador, 2 years Netflix Stream Team ambassador program, 4 years Love, Hallmark blogger program, 3 years Ambassador for Oriental Trading Company Bloganthopy Finalist in 2012 NBC 10 as a “blog to watch” in 2011 CBS 3 one of “Philly Most Important Blogs” in 2011 Nominated as Circle of Moms “Top Family Blogs” in 2013 On the blog rolls of The Chester County Daily Local, The Delco Daily Times, The Kennett Paper
Hello there from suburban Philadelphia!
…”Professional Advocate extraordinaire…”
Accolades & Media Appearances Featured on PHL 17’s morning show “Eye Opener” in May of 2012. Featured on Ben 95.7’s “Real Mom Radio.” Named a DealPro in 2011 by Savings.com. I also spread the word as a founding Member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, which began 1/1/12. In 2012, I was nominated as a finalist for the Bloganthropy awards and recognized at BlogHer in NYC. In October of 2012, I was chosen for the Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of members of mom bloggers that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health. Presented (or scheduled to present) at PodCamp East, Brain Recovery Project and numerous local conferences. I have also been published in Parenting Special Needs magazine (PDF pending). Lisa Lightner-Other, email.
I live in southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s considered suburban Philadelphia by many and I love that city! However, I always say “I could walk to Delaware or Maryland if I had to” as I am close to both of those state lines. I live here in the heart of Mushroom Country (Yes, you do get used to the smell.) with my husband, two boys and two dogs.
You can email me at Lisa at ADayInOurShoes.com.
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