LAWEsq! offers subject matter expert services, indirect and direct instruction in advocacy services for families and any individual or community activist who has questions about the pricey private school system, the sticky public school system, or the homeschool system filled with free from system restrictions pioneers. We like to think of LAWEsq! as a kind of accessible and reasonably low priced legal clinic operating out of a neighborhood coffee and grab a breakfast shop where you are surrounded by cool books and art and movies and where people of all ages and all walks of life want to hang around and support each another, and where we work side by side so that we can all grow and feel rooted in our neighborhoods.
Our small but mighty gang of LAWEsq! optimistic advocates naturally attract a lot of brilliant and wonderful people from the deaf diaspora (a term coined by our founder, Lisa A. Weiss, Esq.(pronouns she or they). Lisa is a veteran juvenile, disability, and deaf rights attorney, a demonstrated school policy and special education expert, and a natural and highly skilled mediator. She is also the MODA (Mother of a Deaf Adult) of a pioneer Cued Speech family in Colorado who communicates flexibly (and sometimes confusingly) using a mixture of cued, signed, spoken, and written languages. Lisa is a fairly quiet but proud optimist who is supersensitive to noise and the sound of her own voice causing her to selectively mute herself. She is especially grateful to have people in her life who are able to voice for her while she cues or types for herself. Lisa was labeled as gifted as a young child and identifies herself as actually autistic after years of scrutinizing herself while reading thousands of educational and medical evaluations as a special education attorney. She sees each person with whom she works as a brilliant gem with a sensitive soul. Right now Lisa's focus is on navigating the school system and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with transition age youth and young adults (14-24 year olds) and people who are deaf or blind, but she really loves working with people of all ages.
Lisa leads a diverse LAWEsq! gang of good troublemakers and true peacemakers, many of whom are learning or are already fluent in foreign, signed, and cued languages. Under her direct supervision and hands on instruction, the LAWEsq! gang learns from Lisa and her tight circle of kind hearted colleagues with a wide array of expertise. LAWEsq! offers private and small group sessions, instructional programming, ongoing mentorship and case management, and mediation services in blocks of time. LAWEsq! will also customize a flat free service plan for more complicated matters and always with respect for the needs and the resources of the individual and their support system.
LAWEsq! gangsters are always in training and here to personally guide and and ride along with you through life's ebbs and flows.
There is power in unity and access for all,
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The mission of the LAWEsq! organization is to activate positive movement by actually getting into good trouble with other people when we must and always striving for peace, restorative justice, and access for all. LAWEsq! is a group that is fueled with optimism, rooted in justice and freedom, and is organically building a boots-on-the-ground army of highly skills advocates, policy makers, peacemakers, and future lawyers who will have the skills necessary to effect change through their own lived experiences. LAWEsq! knows that it takes a lot of courage to advocate for yourself and for your family. We know that because we do that ourselves. We understand that when you or someone in your circle is afflicted with a condition that becomes disabling, even temporarily, there is a stigma attached. LAWEsq! is here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with living with a disability. It's just your turn. The truth is that living with a disability can and mostly likely will happen to each and every one of us at some point in our lifetimes and we all deserve access to resources to be able to support ourselves and to pursue happiness and to enable us all to live freely with all due dignity and respect. LAWEsq! really only likes to work with openminded people. We believe in human design, we respect every person's uniqueness, and we do our best to create and maintain a community of people who practice kindness and compassion and who will not hesitate to speak, act, and put in writing who and what they support and believe. Come see us if you also believe that all really does mean all. Peace always🤟🏼
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Healthy Mind and Body, Down Syndrome, Behavioral Disorder, Brain Injury
special needs advocacy, special education, social work, employment & training