Tamara J. Roff
Tamara Roff has over 15 years of experience working as an attorney fighting for appropriate educational opportunities for children with special needs. She has represented the families of hundreds of children in a variety of capacities, including advocacy at IEP meetings, mediation and representation throughout the impartial hearing process. Tammi has also represented parents in appeals to the New York State Review Officer and federal court. She represented the parents in the landmark decision Mr. and Mrs. A v NYCDOE, which ensured that families with limited financial resources could seek direct tuition funding of an appropriate private school placement from their local school district when the school district failed to offer their child a free and appropriate public education. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Roff worked with individuals with disabilities in a variety of capacities and settings. She has managed group homes, coordinated the clinical care of a region of group homes, and conducted clinical assessments. Tammi has provided individual therapy to adults with developmental disabilities and conducted clinical intake assessments at a not-for profit clinic for the developmentally disabled. She has experience in developing and administering applied behavioral analysis programs to children with autism, both in school and home settings. She also taught legal, psychology and writing courses as an online instructor for the University of Phoenix. Tammi has guest-lectured at a variety of agencies that provide special education and/or advocacy services. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from City University of New York School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Binghamton University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Queens College. Tammi lives on Long Island with her husband, her two children, and her two bulldogs, Walter and Ruth. Tammi enjoys traveling and spending time with her family at the beach.
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