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"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."


- Kofi Annan



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About ABCs for Life Success, LLC Educational Consultants


Who we are

We are educational consultants who advocate for individuals with special needs so that they can succeed. We are committed to providing extraordinary service and resources to families, educators, and communities through positive partnerships, research, legislation, comprehensive evaluations, powerful advocacy, and innovative consulting. Why Hire ABCs for Life Success provides more information, particularly for parents who are just learning about special education.


Who we serve

Today, our consultants and advocates work with families and schools in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, and remotely with other clients.  Our consultants are experts in working with students of all ages faced with a wide variety of learning obstacles such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, giftedness, intellectual disability, speech and language impairments, low incidence disabilities, other health impairments, and with other students who may not be achieving their potential.


Our vision

We seek to enhance the lives of learners with exceptionalities to facilitate success at school and in the community. 


Our mission

Our mission is to ensure that individuals with special needs receive a free appropriate public education. We collaborate to promote the meaningful social, emotional and academic growth for those we serve. We will empower, motivate and inspire families, students and educators to advocate for their life success.



Michelle Davis combined her extensive experience as a special educator with her passion towards civil and educational rights to found ABCs for Life Success, LLC in 1998.  With a child-centered and collaborative approach, our consultants began fostering win-win relationships between parents and schools which enhance success and personal development. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include performing and analyzing educational evaluations, monitoring legal issues, and developing effective individual plans, and more.  Our outreach efforts, advocacy and special education books and publications, and advocacy training institute supplement these services.



"We could not have ever met the challenges of this process without you. You were the cement that made all of this come together." - follow-up email from parent to advocate, following an IEP meeting


"ABCs for Life Success, LLC has repeatedly offered my family kindness and compassion in every aspect of their service. They have created a real relationship with my son as well as with our entire family, which makes a world of difference when trying how to best serve a child with special needs." - parent


"It was clear at the IEP meeting that [the consultant] had spoken to the parents and while he was certainly representing them and their desires for their child, they also had been well-informed of some of the challenges their child was having at school. Getting the best services for the student was easy with [our consultant's] help -- he seemed like a 3rd-party independent observer." - parent


"Please spread the news to parents and children that there is hope for their future." - ABCs for Life Success client


"...your help in getting him on the right track was instrumental in his success." - parent of high school graduate, in follow-up email to ABCs for Life Success consultant