Judith Imperatore M. Ed.
Ms. Judith Imperatore, M.Ed., is a highly trained professional and expert in the field of transition services for secondary special education and career and vocational development for individuals with various exceptionalities. She is the founder of a twenty-year-old consulting company, J. Lynn Enterprises, LLC.
Judith’s company has established a unique reputation for providing professional development, individual and program design, exceptional transition services, and assessment solutions to over 400 school districts, parents, and state agencies. Within these organizations, Judith is well known for her integrity, high expectations for student performance, creative and passionate approach to transition planning, individualization of service designs, and, most importantly, her relentless hard work.
The company’s flagship product is its comprehensive transition assessment and functional vocational assessment. The report and its value have been recognized nationally by parents and parent organizations, lawyers, advocates, teaching universities, and school systems. Testimonials are stellar, and they state it is the most comprehensive transition assessment and planning evaluation presently available. This specialized report has been recently packaged and published, making comprehensive assessment more readily available.
Judith has been trained as an expert witness relating to transition and has been involved in many due process hearings, assists in negotiating mediation agreements, and assists counsel in developing their cases. Recently, she has been an expert witness for a New Jersey supreme court case, a class action lawsuit for one of the largest cities in the United States and expert for the Jackson vs. New Mexico lawsuit, one of the longest-running institutional reform lawsuits in the country.
Most recently, Judith has worked in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, California, New Hampshire, and Michigan. She routinely presents at national conferences and trains other experts in the field. This past year, she has been laser-focused on raising the national consciousness of the labor laws related to unpaid, Community Based Vocational work (CBVE). A recent accomplishment is her ongoing collaboration with a federal task force to update their policies and training on CBVE and providing training through the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center.
J. Lynn's new Keystone Project follows the same innovative ultra-professional services. Its mission is to partner with families and their loved one who is challenged with a disability and to provide concierge services as in 24/7 supports as needed, therapeutic mentoring, assessment and planning for future work, living, avocation, and education, development and design of a multi-disciplinary team that is sustainable and creative solutions that are researched based and on the frontiers of knowledge.
Judith received her M.Ed. from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2011 she received a Transition Certification in Transition at the University of Kansas, Office of Graduate Studies. She then earned her position as the national chair for the Transition Assessment and Vocational Evaluation (TA/VE) for the Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) and served for three years (2011-2014). Her service work with DCDT was instrumental in developing the recent establishment of a national position on transition assessment and vocational evaluation. Judith is also a reviewer for the Council of Exceptional Children's Journal, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (CDTEI), and acts as a professional mentor for students enrolled in the University of Massachusetts/Boston Transition Certification program. And, also, is chair and board member for the national organization - Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals.
Languages : English
Professional Other (licensing/degrees/programs) : M.Ed., Graduate Certification Transition Specialist, KU, Pending CVE, Certified Life Purpose Counselor, multiple trainings in the area of disability,
J. Lynn Enterprises LLC
Advocacy Network, Inc.
177 Huntington Ave Ste 1703,
PMB 52476, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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