IEP, 504, and Manifestation Determination meeting attendance. Conduct education record reviews and classroom observations. Draft IEP goals & objectives. Analyze progress monitoring data.
Host workshops and presentations. Offer Moms, Dads & Grandparents support groups.
After school tutoring designed for students with disabilities that focuses on reading, writing, and math and the application of those skills in real life situations.
Ronnetta Stanley is indicative of the strength, resolve, patience, and passion that a special education advocate must possess. Her journey with special education is deeply personal. Unknowingly, it began when her son displayed unexpected differences. Her weakest days proved to be the greatest source of strength. Using her FAITH as the compass, she began to receive the knowledge needed to make a difference in her son’s life and others.
Ronnetta made the choice to take life’s lemons and make lemonade, creating Loud Voices Together Educational Advocacy Group, Inc.
As a non-attorney special education advocate, Ronnetta has fostered a network of invaluable resources to assist children who are differently-abled, and their families with a myriad of possible resolutions.
Ronnetta’s extensive experience as an advocate, has earned her the respect of many throughout the State of Maryland. She is a trained and educated paralegal and skilled mediator in negotiating the rights of parents and students in the development of an appropriate Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), 504 plan, Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and appropriate educational placements.
She holds a B.S. in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Business Administration and is currently pursuing additional education opportunities to strengthen her advocacy efforts. Additionally, Ronnetta has completed extensive advocacy training through the William & Mary Institute of Special Education Advocates (ISEA), under Peter and Pam Wright of Wrightslaw, and with the Council of Parent, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA), Special Education Advocates Training (SEAT) program.
Ronnetta is the proud recipient of the 2016 Legislative District 26 "Unsung Hero" for her advocacy efforts. She is a member of COPAA and various local, state, and National advocacy organizations.