Angela Ferreira has been involved in special education advocacy on a personal level for more than 20 years. She is the proud parent of three children – two with disabilities and one adopted from a trauma background at the age of eight. She also serves as a special education surrogate parent (SESP) for a child in the custody of the state (DCF). Angela has a strong passion for supporting families and students through the special education process.
Angela has worked at The Arc of Bristol County as an educational consultant for the past three years. She also supports families outside of Bristol County through her business Advocacy Associates of Massachusetts. She has completed the Parent Consultant Training Institute advocacy training through the Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT 2.0) through COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) and the Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Bootcamp (strategies & tactics). She has been the chairperson of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council in her local school district for the last eight years and attended the Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in Education training via MassPAC in her role as the SEPAC Chairperson. She is the leader and co-founder of the Southeast Regional SEPAC Leadership Group. In 2020 she was The Federation for Children with Special Needs Impact Award recipient. Angela has attended many trainings offered by SPaN and seeks to be an active member of their board.
Advocacy Associates of Massachusetts provides special education advocacy support for families who have students in the public school system. As non-lawyer advocates we work directly with students and families to support the disability related needs of the student within the IEP or 504 process. Angela Ferreira is a non-lawyer advocate who brings many years of personal and professional experience to your IEP team. Angela is uniquely qualified due to her involvement in special education advocacy for more than 20 years. Currently serving on SPaN Board of Directors.
Board Term : Recording Clerk (2021-2023)
Advocacy Network, Inc.
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