Vicki Christensen - Pacific Coast Advocates

Vicki Christensen

Special Education Advocate
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Vicki Christensen is passionate about advocating for families of special needs children
 through the IEP process, always with a child-centered approach. Equally important 
is educating parents/guardians on the rights of a person with a disability and on
 communication strategies to allow for a positive and open relationship with the
 IEP team, school & district. Vicki’s background is a unique combination of 7 years of 
special education advocacy both as a parent and a professional, over 10 years as a
 professional in the healthcare field, both allowing her to utilize her degree and
 experience in Communication Studies. Vicki is a mother to a 7-year-old son with
 global developmental delays and is experienced in early intervention, the IFSP and
 IEP process, as well as working with the Regional Center. Vicki is widely
 networked with both parents of special needs children and professionals in the San
 Diego area and looks forward to continuing to provide advocacy services to many
 more families.

Experience/Education

  • University of Kansas, B.A. Communication Studies
  • University of San Diego, Certificate of Special Education Advocacy
  • Special Education Advocacy Internship at Compass Family Center
  • Parent of a child with global developmental delays
  • Trained on mental illness and mood disorders

Professional Affiliations

  • Unique-rare chromosome support group
  • SOFT-Support Organization for Trisomy

Volunteer/Interests/Activities

  • Parent Partners-parent networking group
  • Early Intervention group-San Diego Unified
  • San Diego Food Bank
  • Going to the beach with my 2 boys, husband and Golden Retriever
  • Running/marathon training