Family Voice Advocates is taking on both pro-bono and reduced rate clients through the end of 2020! Rates are income-dependent on a sliding scale. Please email Lani Verges-Radack at FamilyVoiceAdvocates@gmail.com for details about how she can help with records review, educational advocacy, and systems navigation.
Lani is the proud single mother to two teenagers with complex special needs. She is a transracial adoptive parent who has personal experience navigating state systems including DCF (Department of Children and Families), DMH (Department of Mental Health), MBHP (Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership) and Masshealth. Professionally, she has worked as a teacher for 20 years, and earned a Master’s degree in Reading from Wheelock College. Lani holds Massachusetts state licenses in Reading, ESL, Early Childhood Education of Children With & Without Special Needs, Middle School, and Secondary English. She also has a pending license in Mild/Moderate Special Needs.
Lani is a member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates), NASET (National Association of Special Education Teachers), MATSOL (Massachusetts Association for Teachers of Students of Other Languages), and is presently active in the Parent Consultant Training Institute facilitated by the Federation of Children with Special Needs.