University of Texas at Austin – English
Jaclyn is the Paralegal and ARD/IEP Advocate for The Law Office of Jason Wright. In her role as a paralegal, she assists lawyers and clients throughout all phases of a case including drafting correspondence, pleadings, discovery, and trial work. As an Advocate Jaclyn assist clients by reviewing records, advocating for appropriate evaluations, placement and services at ARD meetings in addition to assisting Jason with filing complaints and grievances with school districts or the Texas Education Agency.
As a parent of a special needs child, she has already navigated the road that so many are traveling. There is no substitute for experience, and that is just what Jaclyn brings to our clients and our team: knowledge and genuine empathy to fulfilling both roles.
Jaclyn holds a BA in English from The University of Texas at Austin. She began her career working for the Texas Medicaid program as a Business Analyst for the Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) department, where she developed publications for Medicaid providers and clients. At Gregg and Valby, LLP she drafted and prepared loan documents, as the Client Liaison for the Closing Services Team.
As the Office Manager/Behavior Technician at ABA Today, she worked under the supervision of a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst, by designing and implementing client treatment programs based on formal assessment, as well as taking data and tracking progress. She also co-presented a variety of training sessions, to parents and caregivers of special needs children.
As a behavioral teaching assistant for the Social Communication Supports and Services team at Leander Independent School District (LISD), she was able to utilize her skills and training to assist students in developing and implementing their Individual Education Program, and provided data and feedback throughout the Annual Review and Dismissal processes.
Jaclyn feels a personal connection to the special needs community and has served as the Special Education Campus Representative for LISD for two years, providing parents with updates and information on navigating the process for services. She also served as a Representative for the LISD Special Education Parent Advisory Council from 2013-2015.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and supporting the local Autism community. She served as a chairperson for the Greater Austin Autism Speaks Walk and provides respite services to families, through the Easter Seals of Central Texas since 2015. She is excited to bring all her experiences, professional and personal, to support central Texas families with Family Law and School Law needs.