Julie Swersey

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Contact Information

Woodgreen Advocacy
Julie Swersey
Email Address: woodgreen.advocacy@gmail.com
Phone: 9176904745

184 Islington Road Newton, MA 02466

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I’ve been where you are. My goal is to level the playing field and help you operate as if you have as much experience as the school district.

Soon after my eldest daughter was born in 2011 we realized she had a number of medical complications. Initially she had a team of doctors that could field the Celtics. Later, she had a team that could field the Red Sox. Today, I’m involved in fielding her New England Patriots sized team, some of whom are one of only a handful of specialists in the country.

Ensuring an appropriate educational program for a child with special needs is complicated. Managing the medical care for a medically complex child is at least as complicated. I sit at the intersection of both.

When you come to the table with a school district you are dealing with professionals who deal with IEPs all day every day. Your child may be the only child you deal with in this circumstance. As an advocate, my goal is to level the playing field and help you operate as if you have as much experience as they do.

In my previous career, I worked as an attorney for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and Weil, Gotshal & Mangges LLP. While I am no longer in practice, my legal training gives me a strong background in dealing with bureaucratic systems, reading and interpreting laws, and understanding regulations.

I live in Newton, Massachusetts with my husband, two daughters ages 9 and 12, dog, and two cats. I hold a B.A. from Binghamton University in Political Science and a J.D. from Fordham University. I completed the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) Parent Consultant Training Institute Program. I am an active volunteer with the FCSN Information Center, a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP), a board member of the Newton SEPAC, secretary of the Burr Elementary School PTO, and treasurer of my younger daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

Consultant Specialties

  • Advocacy

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Joint Disorder
  • Kidney Disease
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leukemia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Areas of Concentration: Complex Medical Issues, Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia
  • Fees: Personal Funds