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Success By Design Education is an education consulting and advocacy practice that works exclusively with families and their kid(s) with special needs to design education plans and obtain support services in public and private schools. Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504, and private school accommodation consulting is provided for families of students in grades K-12 by Julie Hagy-Hancock, M.S..

Formerly a special education teacher and IEP coordinator, Julie saw firsthand the frustration that parents face when attending education planning meetings for their child. As an advocate, she has witnessed legal loopholes in documents and the absence of support services and learning objectives a child would need to succeed. 

Julie founded Success By Design Education to support students by giving their parents/guardians more equitable access to the jargon and process-heavy world of Special Education. Julie believes that schools, parents and advocates can work together in effectively educating students with special needs when everyone involved has a strong understanding of the process, curriculum, the law, and most importantly, the child.

Julie prepares for and attends school meetings with parents of students grades K-12. Contact her today to set up a free initial consultation.

To find out more about the work Julie does as a SPED child advocate, visit links below: 

Advocacy: Julie prepares for and participates in school meetings (eligibility, IEP, 504, annual reviews, triennial reviews, mediations) with parents of students grades PreK-12.  

Consulting: If you'd like some guidance on improving your student's IEP or 504, call today to set up your free initial consultation! 

Free initial consultation.


Julie Hagy-Hancock, MS.Ed.  is a Special Education Consultant/Child Advocate, and founder of Success By Design Education. With a B.A. in Communication Studies, mediation training, and a Masters in Special Education, Julie has spent the last 12 years specializing in advocacy, executive functioning, behavior intervention, goal setting, assistive technology, and IEP/504 eligibility for students with special needs.

Julie has been awarded numerous grants to conduct research on best-practice methods for working with students with special needs. She has shared her expertise and researched methods in local and national conferences. Her research-based strategies have been implemented in schools across the country. Additionally, she has taught future special education teachers, as a university adjunct faculty member. As a former Special Education teacher, Julie is able to advocate for students’ needs drawing from both the professional advocate and the classroom perspective.

Julie works with families, students and support professionals to fully understand student needs. She works with school teams in a calm and cooperative, firm, but non-adversarial manner, that builds or maintains crucial student/staff relationships. 

Julie believes in the power of healthy communication and good relationships. She believes that given the right support, every student can succeed. 

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