Maria is an associate
at Mayerson & Associates, New York City.
She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Politics, Fordham
University with a M.S. in Teaching and New York Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York and
New Jersey and is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of New York, the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and the Second Circuit
Court of Appeals. Maria litigates IDEA
cases at the administrative and federal levels.
Maria educates other attorneys in the field of special education law and
regularly lectures and publishes on special education topics.
You can read Maria’s
recent published articles on “How to Combine Cooperation and Advocacy at Your
IEP Meeting” (Spring 2011) and “Working with Your School District to Best Meet
the Needs of Your Child” (Spring 2012) in the nationally syndicated Autism
Spectrum News, found at www.mhnews-autism.org.
Prior to working at
Mayerson & Associates, Maria accepted a fellowship with the New York City
Teaching Fellows and is dually certified in New York State as a special
education teacher and a general education teacher. During her tenure with the New York City
Department of Education, Maria was a special education classroom teacher
assigned to a 6:1:1 class of students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Maria is knowledgeable in Applied Behavior
Analysis (ABA), PECS, TEACCH and educational assessments for students with
autism. Maria has also provided in-home
and community-based Early Intervention services to children and families in New
York and New Jersey.