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Lisa Gross

Educational Advocate

Lisa Gross has been an education advocate and consultant in private practice for over ten years.  She completed a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at Bard College, the SEAT (Special Education Advocacy Training) program in 2007, and an internship at A2Z Advocates. Lisa was a consultant and advocate for Hollygrove, an EMQ Families First Agency in Los Angeles for three years where she worked with clients and interfaced with therapists, psychiatrists, and service providers such as the Department of Mental Health, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, and Wraparound.

Lisa is making a documentary on the school to prison pipeline for low-income minority kids with learning disabilities and their overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system. Her in-depth knowledge of special education law, learning disabilities, interventions, specialized methodologies, and research in education policy and reform provides her with a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to education advocacy.  Additionally she is writing a resource guide on assessments.

Lisa is a member of the Los Angeles Special Education Task Force, Council for Exceptional Children, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Council of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys.  Her particular area of interest revolves around the racial and socio-economic inequities in special education and the belief that every child has the civil and human right to a quality education.