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Jen Steiner

Jen is a trained non-attorney special education advocate who has assisted numerous Connecticut families in securing appropriate educational services, and accommodations for their children with special educational needs. Jen received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Illinois State University and for seven years afterwards, taught middle school science. During that time, Jen began working on her master’s degree in special education. After her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Jen began her informal education in special education. Jen has continued her education in special education through completion of COPAA's (“Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates”) basic and advanced advocacy training, known as SEAT 1.0 and SEAT 2.0. For the past three years, Jen has actively provided Robin support on client matters and for the past two years, has provided direct special education advocacy to parents of children with special needs.

Jen is active in the community serving on the Boards of Norwalk Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (N-SpedPAC), School Governance Council, and the Parent Teacher Association at her child’s elementary school.

Special Education

The Role of an Education Attorney and Non-Attorney Special Education Advocates

March 8, 2022

Is your child dealing with a suspension, expulsion or bullying issue? Do you have a child receiving special education services and they aren’t making progress? Are you looking for help? Are you wondering what specifically yo…