A Clear Path to IEP Success

As a parent of a student with learning differences and emotional challenges, I understand how overwhelming it can be to develop an IEP that fully addresses your child’s unique educational needs. My personalized service plans aim to reduce stress and confusion and empower parents as they fulfill their critical role on the IEP team. It can even be an enjoyable process as we create an appropriate — and inspiring — plan for your child.

Meet Larina Pierce

Larina Pierce, M.A., J.D., is the founder of Pierce IEP Consulting. She has an extensive background in communications, law, and educational consulting. Formerly a college advisor with The Davidson Center, Larina is also the proud mother of Camille, a spunky young lady with Down syndrome, and Nora, her ambitious younger sister. Larina and Brian, married for 13 years, live in Davidson and enjoy life in a college town.

In the past decade, Larina has successfully advocated on behalf of her daughter and has actively supported many other students in the exceptional students programs in the greater Charlotte community. Larina’s consulting work highlights her attention to detail, patience, strategic thinking, and genuine compassion for families navigating the world of special education.


Whether you are just beginning to manage your child’s educational program or refining an existing plan, I offer a range of services suited to meet your needs.

Initial Intake

During this free 15-minute phone consultation, we will discuss your top concerns and identify how Pierce IEP Consulting can help your child achieve their educational goals.

IEP/504 Review

Pierce IEP Consulting will conduct a thorough review of your child’s current IEP, observation data, and other critical documents.

IEP/504 Consultation

In this 75-minute session, I will address your top questions and concerns regarding your child’s education. After each session, you will receive a personalized Advocacy Action Plan with professional recommendations and actionable next steps.

Additional Services

There will be several workshops throughout the year for families in the Charlotte area on different topics related to IEPs and special education advocacy. Please visit PierceIEPConsulting for the latest dates, times, and locations.



It started just over ten years ago with the birth of our first daughter, Camille, who has Down syndrome. When a child with special needs is born, a parent-advocate is also born. I’m sure you can remember that day if that day is part of your story. I’m also sure nobody told you about your new role as your child’s advocate. Sooner or later, tho...


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