Courtney Burnett

SLPA, Special Needs Advocate, Author and Speaker


I specialize in inclusion solutions, creating strong communication at home and school using a multisensory approach, creating child-centered IEPs and helping parents decrease their stress and anxiety with real everyday solutions. I am a special needs mom and I am on a mission to help

bring  solutions, hope, and empowerment to other families

just like mine.

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Advocacy Services

 Are you feeling overwhelmed with understanding special education? Is your child on an Individual Education Program (IEP)? Do you have questions about your child's services? Looking for someone who understands the system, and can help you advocate for the needs of your child? Yes! Next step is to click learn more button below and let's get started!

Starting Point

 Looking for answers as you navigate through your child's diagnosis? Have questions as to where to start when advocating for your child's IEP services? 

  • Starting Point 
  • Seven IEP Tips That Will Change Your Child's Education 

These books walk you through where to start and how to advocate for your child. Download the book you need today!



Online Classes

Online courses that are designed for the on the go parent! Special needs parenting and caregiving is hard at times so having access to valuable courses is priceless. 

  • AAC & The IEP: Ten Tips to Ensure Your Child Has a Voice
  • Taking Care of The Caregiver Why You Matter




Be Brave Coaching Program


Are you ready to hear the truth?

You can either be a frustrated person who sometimes feels happy. Or you can be a happy person who sometimes gets frustrated. It’s entirely up to you.

Be Brave Coaching Program For Women: If you choose to join us, you will go on a journey of personal development. We will be covering a new topic monthly. The topics will fall under one of the Be Brave core values of living your bravest life possible.

Be Brave Core Values:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Business Growth
  • Personal and Spiritual Wellness
  • Mindset

She who is brave is free! Are you ready to start living the life you have always wanted but have been too scared to act on? The day I stopped my own pity party and took action on my passions is the day I became free. I am currently working with women and special needs mom’s and together we are elevating our lives because being brave is easier together! This group is amazing and we would love to have you in our Be Brave Tribe. 







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What People Are Saying

“I have had the honor of knowing Courtney, not only as an advocate but also as the parent of one of the students in my classroom. As a parent herself, Courtney was very knowledgeable about her rights as a parent and worked with the school team to ensure that her daughter received the services and care she deserved. From a teacher’s perspective, I need to stress that she worked WITH the school team. We didn’t battle. It wasn’t a fight. We worked together for what was best for her daughter, and I agreed with everything Courtney desired and expected”.


Special Education Teacher

“It is so refreshing to have somebody working with special needs children, that has a special needs child. This makes her more compassionate, caring, and so much more understanding of some of the everyday challenges, we as parent’s face raising these special kids”


Special Needs Parent

“Courtney was absolutely knowledgeable and knew to the tiniest detail what she was talking about! She was very understanding and gave me some incredible advice and even examples of what I need to do and say to help my daughter out! She definitely knows her stuff and made me feel very confident in what we needed to be done!!”


Special Needs Parent


My First IEP Meeting

My First IEP Meeting

I can remember going into my first Individual Education Program (IEP) meeting with a knot in my stomach and feeling completly overwhelmed. I sat through the meeting and tried my best to keep up with everything the team was saying. The goals, the acronyms, and overall...

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Communication Strategies That Work

Communication Strategies That Work

Communication Strategies That Work Communication meltdowns can happen when a child does not have the ability to express themselves verbally. For example, the child is feeling angry but may not be able to express that and even more, frustration can happen when the...

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What is a Visual Schedule?

What is a Visual Schedule?

What is a Visual Schedule?  A visual schedule refers to the use of any type of visual tool (with photos, drawings, words, and even numbers). A schedule can be for an activity, a day or even a month. This schedule will have the steps within a given activity or task. Is...

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