Advocating for Success in Children with Special Needs

Deborah Fawaz is an advocate for student success and a compassionate support system for parents.  She works with parents and the school to discover what strategies and educational environments are appropriate for their child’s needs.  Deborah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Illinois State University and later earned a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders from Northern Illinois University.  She has held teaching, diagnostic, and leadership positions in public school systems for 34 years.

On this episode of Achieving Your Child’s Potential Podcast, you will hear:

  • How to navigate the special needs system in public schools
  • Importance of leveling out the playing field
  • What is reasonable for your child and what is not in terms of the law
  • Supporting parents of special needs kids
  • Working together as a team (parent, school and advocate)
  • Advocating for parents (i.e., questions to ask, timelines, strategies, interventions and more)
  • Discussion of federal law vs. Georgia law related to Special Education

2 ways you can connect with Deborah Fawaz and schedule a 30 minute discovery call:

Email her at or contact her at 678-575-6577