Lisa O'Connor is a Special Education Advocate representing children and their parents as they navigate through special education. She lives in the greater Boston area and received her training through the Federation for Children with Special Needs. She is also a Court appointed Special Education Surrogate Parent, representing children in State custody, overseeing their education. Through her experiences she has met many families of children with heart defects seeking guidance due to developmental delays, learning disabilities and the need for accommodations. She has found rewarding pathways that enable children to fully access the school environment. She is well versed in Special Education Law, Individualized Educational Plans, Accommodations and Individual Health Care Plans, all of which students are entitled to. Through her advocacy, she aims to share her knowledge and experience with the heart community. She can be found on Facebook at: "Special Education Collaborative Consulting."