Mayra is an experienced and passionate special education advocate. Mayra brings to her advocacy a background that uniquely prepared her for the challenges of special education advocacy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Education, with a focus in School Psychology, School Counseling, and School Child Welfare and Attendance. She has also completed coursework in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Mayra is additionally a graduate of COPAA’s SEAT program. She has extensive training in special education laws and policies, the IEP process, assessments of students with disabilities, and behavioral strategies, as well as her training and experience in advocacy skills.
Mayra is also the parent of a child with Autism and has zealously advocated for her son to receive the appropriate support to be in his least restrictive environment. She is an integral part of the representation and advocacy work for clients who are parents of students with disabilities. Mayra is highly skilled at analyzing educational records, advocating for parents in IEP meetings, and strategizing with the team at all stages of the process. She has been involved with assisting the A2Z team in legal representation of clients at every stage, from initial IEPs through federal court cases.