Rachael E. Wurtman J.D. , M.S.

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Rachael Wurtman Special Education Advocacy
Rachael E. Wurtman J.D. , M.S.
Email Address: rachael.wurtman@gmail.com
Phone: 617-997-6348
Newton Centre, MA 02459

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  As your special education advocate,   I will advise and support you in identifying the best resources and services for your child, age infant to adult.  I am very familiar with the vast array of resources available within the community and can help you navigate through those options, some of which have eligibility requirements. I will work with your child's providers to build a team that best supports your goals. 

I have years of experience advocating as a professional and as a parent. I have a degree in philosophy from Barnard College of Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I also have a master's degree from Wheelock College. I worked for Chiildren's Hospital Boston as a early intervention developmental specialist. I am trained in Collaborative Problem Solving (at MGH) and I'm also a certified mediator. I completed the Parent Consultant Training at the Federation of Children with Special Needs. I have been a trainer for the  National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and am a LifeMAP coach at the AANE Asperger/Autism Network.  I speak and read Hebrew.




Consultant Specialties

  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Consultation
  • Help with Problems (Facilitation)
  • Living Full Life & Diversity (Inclusion)
  • Parent Issues (Parenting Concerns)
  • Turning 22 Help (Transition)
  • Understanding Disability (Disability Awareness)

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Allergies
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Visual Impairment
  • Williams Syndrome

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Accessibility Features

  • Near Public Transportation

Additional Information

  • Areas of Concentration: Special Needs, Autism Spectrum. Mental Illness, Divorce, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Alimony
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Hours: 9-5 M-F and some Sundays and evening