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Brenda Rogers

2005 Global Fellow
Founder of Access Center for Education

Brenda Rogers 2005 Global Fellow

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Enable the achievement of disabled students by fostering parental involvement in the special education IEP process and conducting advocacy trainings.


Access Center for Education believes every disabled student should graduate public school reading, writing, performing calculations, and functioning socially to the best of his/her ability. They do this by helping parents participate in the special education IEP process and by conducting parent advocacy training and growing advocacy staff.


Brenda Rogers is a recognized parent leader whose her personal experience advocating for her learning disabled son led her to found the Access Center for Education. Brenda has been teaching at several Southern California Universities since 2001 and has been advocating for disabled students since 1998. After founding Access Center, Brenda expanded her specialization from learning disabilities and hyperactivity, to emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, and speech and language disorders. In 2005, Brenda created the IEP Game and has been training professionals and parents around the country in non-legal educational advocacy with the IEP Game case analysis method.

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