Charmaine Thaner

  • Special Education Advocate, Consultant, Public Speaker Visions and Voices Together
  • Visions and Voices Together
  • Meridian, Idaho   
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Contact me for: Effective ways to communicate, problem solve, and negotiate—if you are a parent feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with the special education process—in order to create meaningful IEPs that are actually implemented and that lead to students being successful.

Everything Charmaine does is because she believes life can be better. She works with and learns from parents of school-age children with disabilities by providing tools and strategies so their children receive the education they deserve.

Charmaine's diverse experiences provide an unique perspective when collaborating with families and educators. She is the parent of a young adult who received special education services. She has supported students, parents and teachers as a special educator, classroom teacher, adjunct university instructor and continues to do so as a speaker, consultant, and advocate.

Expert Articles by Charmaine Thaner

Caring for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Achieving inclusion for college students with special needs

Improving Family Communication

Your child's challenging behavior is their way of communicating

Kids with Special Needs

Stress-free IEP meetings can lead to better outcomes for students

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