"Renay asked the right questions, listened to our answers, explained her strategy (and politely corrected ours, with references!), helped us rehearse, helped us pack our documentation, knew the district's attorney, recorded the meeting, interjected herself effectively into the discussion, repeated and confirmed the district's answers for the recording, helped us to supply the critical documentation and wrote up a comprehensive report for our attorney. We have been at this for years. I've compiled stacks of documentation. My husband is a former teacher and now an attorney. He said that we couldn't have done this without Renay. Thank you!"
Marybeth - Morris Plains, NJ
"Working with Renay relieved us of the stress and pressure of dealing with the IEP process. Within 1 and 1/2 months our daughter received the appropriate placement she needed and we could not obtain ourselves. Now she is thriving at her new school and we have the hard work and diligence of Renay to thank for that."
Andrew and Nicole - Roseland, NJ
"Teaming up with Renay Zamloot was the absolute best decision we have made. She walked us through each and every step of the process and provided us with emotional support and strength during those trying times. Through her hard work and diligence, we were able to work with the school district to create a program to help our son. Renay is a God-sent person for all children and parents navigating the complex maze of special education laws and we wholeheartedly thank her."
Madhuri - Aberdeen, NJ
"As the father of an autistic child, I was very concerned about my son's lack of educational progress within his program. Renay provided the guidance and support we needed to effectively navigate the IEP process. We still cannot believe that she negotiated placement for our son in the world's best autism school."
Yash - Edison, NJ
"There is no doubt in my mind that without Renay's help our son would not be getting the education that he needs and to which he is entitled. We did our research, we knew what our son needed, and we knew that our district was required to provide an appropriate program for him. We had no idea how hard it would be to achieve that. Hiring Renay was absolutely the best decision we made. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate, but she worked tirelessly on behalf of our son and our family in order to get him what he needs. She was always there to answer every question we had and the advice she gave us was always dead-on. For us there were no negatives in the decision to hire Renay – everything that she did or told us to do led to positive results. I cannot recommend her highly enough and if we have any concerns in the future we would hire her again in a heartbeat. She gets results and is a pleasure to work with. We will be forever grateful to her for everything she did to secure an appropriate placement for our son and thereby help guarantee him opportunity to meet his potential."
Kim - Old Bridge, NJ
"Renay Zamloot has been an outstanding asset to the Special Education Department at Rutgers University. Renay has spent an exceptional amount of time in order to help our students develop an understanding of the special education process. She has spoken to our undergraduates and graduates as both an advocate and as a parent of special education students. As a parent, our students have noted that she speaks “from the heart." Renay has helped our students develop an awareness of and sensitivity for the feelings of special education parents. In addition, Renay has made our prospective child study team members conscious of the need to be well organized and involved in every aspect of the education of their students. Renay has become an integral part of our special education program."
Dr. Edith Ferris, Professor - Graduate School of Education - Rutgers University, NJ
"I worked with Ms. Zamloot for many months on a complex and hard fought special education placement case and felt very fortunate to be doing so. Ms. Zamloot's experience and breadth of practical and technical knowledge is extensive and she has a hard to find level of exceptional insight and judgment and unflinching advocacy skills. In these times when schools are under ever more pressure to cut costs, children with special needs are at a substantial risk of having even their most serious education needs left unmet. In my opinion, having an education advocate of Ms. Zamloot's experience and abilities working to help you help your child while navigating this complicated and sometimes very contentious system is a decision that your child will benefit from for years to come."
Patricia Abolt - Attorney, NJ
"We met Renay a few months after our child was diagnosed and our meeting became a turning point for our child's development and subsequent success. We left our initial meeting with Renay with critical information and decisions that altered our child's future. More importantly, she helped us set high expectations for our child. Renay's compassion and expertise guided us through the complicated and stressful process. In fact, her astute knowledge and professionalism impressed not only us but also our district. Two years later, our child has transitioned successfully into a typical school without support. We believe this is possible because of Renay's unrelenting pursuit to attain services that will maximize a child's potential and her unwavering focus on the child's interest. Renay has returned our child and his future back to us."
Judy - Union County, NJ
"If you are serious about getting lasting results when traveling though the special education maze and the IEP process - please team up with Renay. We were lucky to do so and are now forever grateful for all she has done and how she helped us. Not only is Renay Zamloot very well distinguished in her field and knows how to make those spot-on decisions - she is also deeply aware of the hardships and needs of kids and families in special education. We felt her impeccable professionalism, tact, and support during the whole journey. Now our child is in one of the world's most renowned schools for autism. Without Renay we can't imagine how we would have been able to secure an appropriate education for our child."
Anna and Alex - Monroe Twp., NJ
"Like Renay, I'm an education advocate located in the Central New York region near Syracuse, New York. For many years, now, I've had the privilege of knowing Renay and the fortune of being able to exchange knowledge and strategies with her related to individualized education programming for children with special needs. She is -- like no one else I know -- an individual who not only understands the unique culture(s) within our school systems, but, more importantly, how special education is affected by those structures. Effective advocacy comes as a consequence of knowledge and diligence based upon patience and pragmatism. And, it's in that vein that Renay paves her way as an effective advocate. Maneuvering the education maze is not for the lighthearted. New Jersey families are, indeed, fortunate to have someone like her at their sides!"
Gary French - Syracuse, New York