LEAPs ~ Linking Effective Advocacy Practices

Want to discuss your child's special education services?


Dr. Brian Herndon

Dr. Herndon was a school administrator of 6 years and teacher for 11 years.  He has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Ed.S. in Education Administration from University of Missouri.  Additionally he has a post-doctorate certificate in Leadership in Special & Inclusive Education from the University of Kansas.

Personal, Dr. Herndon is a father of four (one child with  Down syndrome) and has been married to his wonderful wife for 15 years.  
We are proud to contract with Dr. Herndon to support our education advocacy efforts in the following areas:

  • IEP Meetings & Advocacy
  • IEP Consultatio
  • Parent/Organization/School District trainings
    • RE, NDE, Parent Participation, FAPE, Procedural Due Process, IDEA 2004, Instructional strategies for Inclusive Education, IEP 101

Dr. Kathryn Otto

Dr. Otto was a school district special education administrator and teacher for students with ED/BD and Autism.  She obtained her D.Ed. degree from the University of Kansas.  

Dr. Otto is available to support education advocacy efforts in the following areas:

  • IEP Meetings & Advocacy
  • IEP Consultation
  • Behavior Observations & Consultation
  • Parent Trainings

Sarah Otto, M.Ed., MPA

Ms. Otto was a special education teacher in urban public schools for students in grades K-5 in both Kansas and Missouri for four years.  She worked as a Program Director at a non-profit and Targeted Case Manager.  She currently works as an adjunct instructor at UMKC.  She graduated from the University of Maryland with her B.S. in Special Education and M.Ed. in Education. She obtained her MPA from Keller School of Management. 

Ms. Otto is able to assist with the following Education Advocacy services: 

  • IEP Consultation
  • IEP Meetings & Advocacy
  • IEP 101 trainings
  • 504 Trainings
  • Behavior Observations
  • Reading/Literacy Instructional strategies and resources

Advocacy Rates:

We do not want to turn anyone away if you are in need of education advocacy.  Contact us to discuss needs and we will work within your budget to assist you with your IEP needs.
     Meeting attendance and observations: 
     $50.00 per hour (+mileage past 30 miles)

     $150.00 (+mileage past 30 miles)

     No charge for:
     phone calls (up to 30 minutes per week) and emails.