YSER’s primary purpose is to empower parents with the knowledge and understanding they need to advocate for their child’s education through engaging video programs.


YourSpecialEducationRights.com is the first and only video-based resource for parents. The site was developed by Special Education Attorney Jennifer Laviano and Special Education Advocate Julie Swanson.

Never before have parents had the ability to learn about their rights in such a practical, user-friendly format. Visitors will have access to a continuously updated video library covering essential information in order to secure appropriate special education services for their child.

Jen and Julie’s experience brings to visitors the perfect combination of perspectives as lawyer, advocate and parent.

Many websites can provide information or simple data about special education rights. Only YourSpecialEducationRights.com can provide knowledge and understanding.

A Note From Our Founders

Dear YSER Members,

While it is our hope that we will help you shorten the learning curve on understanding your child’s special education rights, we realize that there may be times that you will need or want to work with a special education attorney or advocate to help you attain appropriate services for your child.

It has often been our experience that parents are sometimes unaware of how to find attorneys and advocates or know the role they can play in helping you attain appropriate services. We even hear that parents often don’t know that special education attorneys and advocates exist.

As a practicing attorney and advocate, we want you to understand what special education attorneys and advocates do and where to find one. We hope these resources help.

Our best,

Jennifer Laviano
Special Education Attorney

Julie Swanson
Special Education Advocate

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Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys – COPAA’s mission is to be a national voice for special education rights and to promote excellence in advocacy. Our primary goal is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities. To search for an advocate or attorney in your area, please click the COPAA image.

You Should Really Read This »Please note that the videos on this Web site are for educational and informational purposes only. They are NOT legal advice. Attorney Jennifer Laviano does not and will not be providing legal advice through this site. The information and materials contained in this website do not create and are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and Jennifer Laviano or the Law Office of Jennifer Laviano, LLC. Outside links provided on this Web site are done so for informational purposes only. YourSpecialEducationRights.com is not responsible for the contents or accuracy of the materials linked to this web site. If you believe that you require legal advice, you should contact an attorney licensed in your State to obtain individual assistance.

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