Renay Zamloot is a professional Education Advocate for children and young adults (ages 3-21) with disabilities. She has been assisting New Jersey families in securing appropriate educational services since 1995. Ms. Zamloot participates in hundreds of meetings per year including: IEP Meetings, Mediation Conferences, 504 Conferences, Manifestation Determination Meetings and other related meetings. She, herself, is the parent of young adults with disabilities.
As a leader in the field for more than 15 years, Ms. Zamloot’s expertise is sought by parents, attorneys, advocates, medical professionals, service providers, and agencies serving people with disabilities statewide. Her creative approach to problem-solving in conjunction with her extensive experience working across disabilities, has resulted in unique and truly individualized programs being developed for the students she serves.
Ms. Zamloot is the current President of the Special Education Leadership Council of NJ, Recipient of SPAN’s 2004 Diana Cuthbertson Parent-Professional Collaboration Award and a Graduate of the Special Education Advocacy Training Project jointly sponsored by the US Department of Education, University of Southern California and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Ms. Zamloot serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in NJ and is on the Human Rights Committee for TASH. She regularly attends conferences, workshops and other training programs to remain current on legislative changes and trends in education. She is a member of the NJ Coalition for Special Education Funding Reform, NJ Special Education Practitioners’ Group, TASH, and Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.
Ms. Zamloot conducts workshops and presentations on subjects such as: “Understanding the IEP Process,” “Advanced Advocacy Strategies,” “Effective Parent-Professional Communication in the IEP Process,” “The Impact of Funding Cuts on the IEP Process,” and more for School Districts, Parent Groups, and other organizations throughout the state of NJ including: Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, William Paterson University, Autism NJ, ASPEN, CHADD, SPAN, NJPTA and many others. She is actively involved in numerous initiatives on the local, state and federal levels to support the rights of students with disabilities and their families.
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