Annmarie joined Matt Cohen & Associates as a paralegal and advocate in 1998. She has been active in the disability community for many years. Besides her experience working with families, Annmarie has also worked with special education administrators, principals and teachers and has provided numerous in-service trainings on issues such as inclusion, extended school year, developing IEP’s, etc. She has gone to hundreds of IEP meetings with clients.  She has helped organize and support many parent advocacy groups throughout Illinois. Prior to joining Matt’s practice, Annmarie worked for many years at Designs For Change, a Federally funded parent support center.