ABC Special Education Consultants – Araceli Barriga
32295 Mission Tl. #8332, Lake Elsinore
(951) 436-8534
Free assistance to Spanish speaking families in the area of special education, IHSS, Health insurance and IRC related issues. Bilingual.

Adams Esq
3895 Brockton Avenue, Riverside
Attorney Jean Murrell Adams opened the law firm of Adams Esq, a Professional Corporation, to provide high quality legal service at no cost to qualifying parents of children with special needs. Her own experience fighting for the rights of her exceptional child prompted her to dedicate her career to helping other parents. Adams Esq focuses exclusively on special education law. With locations in Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverside and Sacramento, our attorneys are committed to helping children with disabilities obtain a free and appropriate education throughout California and Nevada.

American Advocacy Group
2082 Business Center Dr Ste 235, Irvine
Assist with first-class, affordable advocacy services that benefit individuals diagnosed with developmental and physical disabilities and their families. Whether you are new to the process, or your family member has being denied a service by an agency, our goal is to take quality time to get to know you and your family, and to offer you options that will best meet your family’s needs. Prvides advocacy services in the areas of: In-Home Supportive Services(IHSS), IHSS Appeals, Conservatorship, Educational Advocacy, and Due Process Representation.

Amster Law Firm
1976 S. La Cienega Blvd. #353, Los Angeles
(213) 444-6028
Represents individuals with special needs in special education and community services matters, including regional center and In-Home Supportive Services. Amster Law Firm is committed to a person-centered approach. Age, race, gender, income, educational level, and/or level of English proficiency should not determine which services an individual with special needs receives.

AOTS Group
41593 Winchester Rd. Suite 200, Temecula
(951) 251-4437
AOTS can help you understand, develop and review these plans to ensure your child has an opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education and has the supports they need to be successful in school. AOTS can help you identify local providers to evaluate your child; can attend IEP meetings and more.
Servces all of Riverside and San Diego County, parts of Los Angeles and Orange County.

Can assist in the following areas: Advocacy Services, School District, Regional Centers
In Home Support Services ( IHSS ), Social Security Income ( SSI ), Department of Public Social Services Benefits (DPSS), Department of Rehabilitation, By Laws and Policies,
Statewide Disability Organizations and Support Groups, and Referrals to Professionals. Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on household income. Services also available in Spanish.

Brian Allen
(661) 942-8186 or (661) 264-7351
Educational Advocate with over 18 years of experience.

California Department of Education
1 (800) 926-0648
Provides technical assistance information and resources for parents, school districts, advocates, agencies and others of procedural safeguards regarding students between ages 3 and 21 with disabilities and their educational rights. Online publications available.

Community Access Center
6848 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 150, Riverside (951) 274-0358
74390 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, (760) 568-9301
550 E. 6th Street, Beaumont (951) 769-8539
Provides the following Services: Individual Advocacy, Information and Referral, PARADIGMS, The Technology Evaluation Computer Center, Self-Advocacy” training, ADA compliance reviews, Mental health counseling in American Sign Language, Caregiver Training. Will attend IEPs or IPPs for Regional Center. Can assist with Social Security and IHSS.

California Special Needs Law Group – Richard L. Isaacs
1901 Newport Blvd. Suite 350, Costa Mesa
(888) 900-0744
Provides legal services at an affordable cost. Fills the void for families who can’t afford a typical attorney but who also do not qualify for legal aid services. Will educate clients on the IEP process so they feel emboldened and confident to address their child’s educational needs without an attorney in the future.

Janice S. Cleveland, Esquire
5041 La Mart Drive, Suite 230, Riverside
(951) 680-9195
Specializing in advocating for children in or needing special education, including due process hearing, federal court proceedings & retaliation suits.

Disability Rights California
1 (800) 776-5746
Formally Protection and Advocacy, Federally mandated, non-profit organization established to protect and advocate for the human, civil and service rights of Californians with developmental disabilities. Visit site for the online version of “Special Education Rights and Responsibilities”. Publications available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Disability Rights Legal Center, at College of Law, University of LaVerne
320 East D Street, Ontario
Free and low-cost education advocacy program. Services provided in English, Spanish, ASL and other languages. The Education Advocacy Program represents families of students with disabilities in special education proceedings, including Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) meeting, mediation due process hearings, and government complaints. We also provide monthly Education Advocacy Workshops to teach people about special education and an Education Advocacy Manual, a step-by-step guide to assist parents in advocating for their children.

Economou Law Group
30 N. Raymond Avenue, Suite 701, Pasadena
(626) 765-9607
Economou Law Group is dedicated to providing high attention representation to its clients. Free consultations are offered for all matters handled, including both educational matters and estate planning matters. Have extensive experience through cases with all school districts in the Orange County, Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, Riverside and San Bernardino areas.

Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU)


This is the Parent Training & Information Center for San Bernardino County residents only (TASK does Riverside County). Provides free services in English and Spanish. Provides free workshops (such as IEP, 504, Transition); telephone advocacy, and in person IEP clinics. Does not attend IEPs with parents. Can help on special ed and Regional Center issues.

Skip Field, Esquire
3877 Twelfth Street, Riverside
(951) 750-2502
Practices Special Education Law. Serves Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

Go Bananas
Formed to provide people with special needs and their loved ones a safe place to find resources, advocacy, friendship, activities and emotional support. We are committed to diversity and serve all disabilities and age ranges, as we can learn so much from one another. Offers free trainings for businesses on engaging and hiring the special needs community, free special education advocacy, workshops, and noth an online and in-person support groups.

Jeffrey A. Gottlieb, Esquire
(562) 699-2412
Offers special education services, adoption services for special needs children, Limited Conservatorship of Special Needs Adult, family law and vendor resources.

Daniel Hantman, Esquire
4072 Chestnut Street, Riverside
(951) 784-4400
Accepts Social Security cases for both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc.
(888) 245-4257
Offices in Blythe, Indio, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville
ICLS is committed to securing justice and equality for low-income persons who otherwise would not have access to the judicial system. Offers high quality legal assistance through advocacy and community legal education. ICLS is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation serving Riverside and San BernardinoCounties and receives federal, state, and local county funding.

IT Consultants Inc. – Valerie Aprahamian
(909) 841-2600
Advocacy and consultative services including IEP and 504 development, Transition services, DDS Department of Developmental Services Consulting, which include: Regional Center, IHSS, CCS California Children’s Services, and medical.

Law Office of Maureen Graves
18350 Mount Langley Ave., Suite 207, Fountain Valley
714 378-5100
Orange County attorney with over 35 years experience in special education law. Specializes in: All Neuropsychological Disorder, All Other Special Needs, Anxiety Disorders, Applied Behavioral Therapy, Aspergers, Attachment Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Challenges/Discipline, Bi Polar Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Chronic Health Conditions, Civil Rights, Communication Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Discalculia, Discrimination, Down Syndrome, Drug Addiction, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Intervention (3-5), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Emotional Behavior Disorder/Disturbance, Executive Function, Health Impairments, Hearing Impairment/Deafness, Independent Educational Evaluations And Psychological Assessments, Intellectual Disabilities, K-12, Learning Disabilities (LD), Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Neurological Developmental Delays, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Other, Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, School Refusal/Phobic, Section 504/Accommodations, Sensory Integration /Processing Disorder, Serious Emotionally Disturbance, Sexuality, Social Security/Disability Benefits, Social Skills Deficits, Special Education/Idea, Specific Disabilities: Orthopedically Impaired, Speech and Language Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Transitioning Youth, Trauma, Trauma Informed Care, Twice Exceptional

Law Offices of Liu & Naime
8291 Utica Ave., Suite 100A, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 941-4114
Full service law firm practicing in the areas of Dependency Law, Family Law Personal Injury Law and Special Education Law. Offers free consultations and have extensive experience in the area of special education law.

Law Offices of Scott Glovsky
225 South Lake Ave, Suite 1000, Pasadena
(877) 316-2093
Practice emphasizes insurance bad faith, catastrophic personal injury, employment and health-related litigation. They fight health insurers, life insurers, disability insurers, property insurers and liability insurers. Help individuals fight their health insurance companies and health plans to obtain appropriate treatment for their medical conditions and reimbursement for denied medical treatment.

Law Office of Christopher A. Poulos
(626) 960-9373
101 N. Orange Ave., Suite C, West Covina
Practice focuses on the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and their families.  He assists families in creating supported living arrangements, Special Needs Trusts, Conservatorships, Limited Conservatorships, SSI, estate planning, administrative hearings against Regional Center, advising on the ABLE accounts and more.

Law Offices of Vivian McPayah-Obiamalu, Esq.,
13831 Roswell Avenue Suite 1, Chino
(909) 548-3498
Practices in a number of areas including Special Education Law. Services include IEPs, Mediation, Due Process, harassment and discrimination.

Sandra Marzullo, Special Education Advocate
985 Kendall Drive #193, San Bernardino
(909) 856-6418 or email
Provides a number of services including educational record review, assessment request, parent training, IEP or 504 meeting attendance, assistance in developing goals, assistance in filing compliance complaints, assistance with regional center issues.

Susan Moroff, Special Education Advocate
(760) 727-2473
Serving San Diego , Riverside and Orange County California. Can help develop an Individualized Educational Plan to obtain social, emotional and educational goals, assessments in areas of suspected disabilities, receive services specifically designed for your child’s special needs and help determine the best placement for your child. Free Consultation.

Office of Clients Rights Advocate (OCRA), Inland Regional Center
(909) 383-1133
As a client of Regional Center, the Clients Rights Advocate (CRA) may be able to help answer questions or refer you to another resource in administrative hearings in regards to schools, Social Security, Medi-Cal, neglect, rehabilitation, mental health, discrimination, Regional Centers, In-Home Services, private insurance, guardianship, abuse, day care, criminal matters, personal autonomy, and conservatorship and Alternatives. The Advocate decides which cases they will represent based on the merits of the claim, the ability to advocate for yourself, availability of OCRA resources, and other advocacy sources.

Michelle Ortega
Special education advocate.

RKH Law Office
Culver City (310) 391-0330
Practice areas include: Special Education, IEP meetings, Due Process, Residential Placement; Regional Center; Insurance for Autism Support; Supplemental Security Insurance for Children and more.

Rolling Start
(909) 884-2129
A non-profit, Independent Living Center that serves individuals with disabilities in San Bernardino County by providing information, housing referrals, independent living skills training, advocacy, and a number of other services.

State Council on Developmental Services
650 East Hospitality Lane, Suite 280, San Bernardino
(909) 890-1439
Established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. Provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities; advocates for coordinated, comprehensive community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance and works to ensure full access to these services.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
(909) 890-9560
Conducts numerous Spanish/English Workshops FREE for Riverside County. IEP consultations. Members of TASK receive 3 free consultations.

Justin M Shagrin, Esquire
818-448-6753, e-mai:
Passionately devoted to the practice of special education law. His background in working with special needs kids goes back to his own teenage years through his early twenties. Mr. Shagrin then went on to law school where he received a fellowship at the Center for Childrens Rights, Whittier Law School, and worked at the Special Education Clinic there. He zealously pursues implementation of a childs/families right to quality education.

Skip Field, Esquire
3877 Twelfth Street, Riverside
(951) 750-2502
Practices Special Education Law. Serves Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
(909) 890-9560 (Inland Empire)
Conducts numerous Spanish/English Workshops FREE for Riverside County residents. IEP consultations. Members of TASK receive 3 free consultations.

Mark Woodsmall, Attorney at Law
Woodsmall Law Group, PC
1030 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite 116, Pasadena
(626) 440-0028. ext 100
Provides experienced, practical and sophisticated representation in matters related to the educational and community access rights of the special needs child.

Wooldridge Law,  LV Criminal Defense

520 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

(702) 623-6362

We understand the needs of people with autism and provide our service to them accordingly, often on a pro bono basis. Although we have HQ in Las Vegas, we serve clients from California on a daily basis.


Online information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. A consultation with Pete Wright, Esquire available for a fee.