Your child is struggling.

You're worried and losing hope.

Transform their learning now.

Does my child need an IEP?
How do I start the IEP process?
They have an IEP. Now what?

"I promise inspirational moments, practical strategies, short-term wins, and long-term progress. I can't wait to help you get started."

-April Rehrig

  Founder of Rise

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Feeling lost and overwhelmed about IEPs or 504s?

You're not alone. Say goodbye to endless online searches and confusing advice. Welcome to a place of clarity and direction!

Transform your child's educational experience with our strength-based approach to disability support. April, an expert with over two decades of experience as a school psychologist, parent, and educator, offers advocacy, specialized training, and tailored workshops.

Benefit from her extensive research, combining best practices with effective, proven strategies. Now, more than ever, it's time to ensure your child not only copes but thrives in their educational journey. Join us to make a meaningful difference in your child's future!

Do It Yourself IEP Workshops

Does your child need testing?

In less than a day, learn how to...

  • Communicate effectively.
  • Start the testing process, no more waiting.
  • Understand every step of the process.
  • Know how to write professional letters.
  • Feel completely prepared for every meeting.

Need to understand evaluations?

In less than a day, learn how to...

  • Scan reports fast.
  • Understand what scores mean.
  • Get the right support and services.
  • Connect report to IEPs.
  • Feel completely in control, for every meeting.

Is your school not listening at IEPs?

In less than a day, learn how to...

  • Clearly communicate with schools.
  • Meaningfully participate at IEPs.
  • Know what to ask for & how to get it.
  • Write professional letters and reports.
  • Feel confident and secure at the table.

IEP Meetings

Want better IEP meetings?

In less than a day, learn how to...

  • Understand what IEPs should look like.
  • Clearly communicate requests or responses with teams.
  • Have a strategic plan before, during, and after meetings.
  • Feel completely confident and secure at the table.

What people are saying...

“April is my "go to" on evaluations! Her expertise and communication skills set her above other school psychologists. Quite simply, she knows her stuff and can explain things in a way that you’ll understand! April has been in the trenches – in the schools, for her own family, and for her clients. When she presents, you feel her experiences and wisdom coming through in every topic.”

Ashley Barlow, Special Education Attorney, Ashley Barlow Co.

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“I have had the privilege of collaborating with IEP Expert and Coach, April Rehrig on a few occasions. She is an excellent resource and is genuinely passionate about serving and educating parents. Anyone who consults with April, will be very grateful and very informed. I will definitely refer parents to her, for a long time.”

Jessica Patay, Founder/Executive Director, We Are Brave Together

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“After finishing How to Request Testing toolkit, I have a clear understanding of parental rights, how to ask for testing (and a template to help), along with strategies to make it through the entire process! April has done a fantastic job explaining and helping parents know how to navigate the journey with ease. We are not alone.”

Stacie, RSP Teacher, Special Education Mom

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“April is truly a blessing! I admire how she educates and advocates for parents. I appreciate how she aided me in addressing all my concerns; getting my son the services he needs. I'm truly grateful!”

Johnta W. Parent

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“April did a great job turning the idea of creating consumer friendly reports into great tangible ideas for our Team. It’s so helpful to have the perspective of a school psychologist on how to embed advocacy into our work. Thanks, April!”

Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., Speaker, Author, School Psychologist

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“As a board member, April’s integrity, leadership and willingness to share her personal and professional expertise enhances the lives of others at Lincoln Training Center.”

Caron Nunez, President, Lincoln Training Center

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“April impressed me with her knowledge, experience, and skill set as an advocate. I trust her input and expertise without hesitation.”

Marisol C., Learning Rights Law Center

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“The Understanding Reports toolkit taught me the importance of recommendations being tied to IEP goals and why referrals help identify the right tests to give! Eligibility is based on the IEP team and not solely on the assessor’s recommendation. I feel more confident explaining psycho-educational reports.”

Shady Z., School Psychologist

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Group and Individual Coaching


We offer in-person or virtual workshops to groups and organizations. 1/2 or full day trainings are available.

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Individual Coaching Services

Choose between in-depth, 1:1 coaching paid by the hour or a pre-priced IEP strategy package. Offered both in-person and virtual.

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