My family and I struggled for years to get the Educational System in our town to help our Autistic Son. I couldn’t understand his IEP, I didn’t know anything about his legal rights and I just assumed the Principal and Teachers were doing everything they could for him. His teacher would call every few days to say that he was not behaving, not paying attention, not fitting in, disrupting the class, not doing his work. I felt like such a failure as a Mother, because I did not know how to help my Autistic Son. He had no friends, no coping mechanisms and he was giving up. I was giving up too. Our world was filled with chaos.
Everything changed when I was introduced to Jill Chuckas. Within the first 30 minutes of our initial consultation, she told me that she could help. Little did I know what she truly meant. Jill is much more than an Advocate. Jill is intelligent, trustworthy, compassionate, energetic, motivational, respectful and the best teacher!!!!!! Jill spent tireless hours, days, weeks, and months teaching me. She attended multiple PPT’s and taught me how to write, revise and implement goals and objectives that were measurable. She gave my family the most important gift – HOPE.
Jill taught me to follow-up and ask questions and most importantly how to advocate for my son. Jill was able to get my Son all the services he needed to succeed in his educational setting. She was with me every step of the way and is always available for a question or just a shoulder to cry on or even to let out some frustration. Her dedication is relentless. I am so thankful for Jill, and my Son would not be where he is today without her. Jill continues to be there for my family as we begin another big educational step – high school. Jill is the best Advocate for children/young adults struggling in the world of special education and Autism. Jill taught me that Autism is not a disability. I can’t thank Jill enough for all her support and efforts — I AM HER BIGGEST FAN!!!!!! SK Stratford, CT
Our family has used Jill Chuckas as our trusted adviser for over two years for both our daughter and son. Jill has been extremely instrumental in navigating the very complicated SPED system helping us achieve thorough evaluations resulting in improved services for our children. Both of our children have done markedly better in school in the last two years and we owe a lot of that success to Jill’s support. We highly recommend Jill to any families concerned that their children’s needs are not being met.
SM - Darien, CT